German Irish language scholar Heinrich Wagner, "Gaeilge Theilinn"
Mark A. Mandel
mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 31 03:29:30 UTC 2005
Daniel Cassidy <DanCas1 at AOL.COM> wrote:
<< Deir Quiggin fa dtaobh de t´: 'I have not noticed any tendency in
for t´ to pass into t´§ as in parts of Connaught, Manx and Scotch Gaelic.
The contact for t´ is however broken very gradually and a glide resembling
--Heinrich Wagner, "Gaeilge Theilinn"
The southern Donegal dialect merges with Connaught and a glide resembling §
Daniel, I am cc-ing this to you since I understand that you are now popping
onto the subscriber list only long enough to post, then unsubbing. (I do not
know of a web term for this behavior, but I might call it "sniping". It is
not, IMHO, the behavior of one who wishes to engage in discussion.))
The character I see after "a glide resembling" is the section symbol,
resembling a capital S with a doubled midsection. I have no idea what this
is supposed to represent phonetically. I would guess, from context,
something like the English "sh", a palato-alveolar voiceless fricative; but
that's just a guess, and "something like" is hardly precise.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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