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Practical Manx$
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Jennifer Kewley Draskau

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311314

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315596

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Initial sound change

Initial sound change

Caghlaa sheeanyn ec toshiaght goan

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(p.1) 1 Initial sound change
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Practical Manx
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315596.002

This chapter explains the changes that the beginnings of words may undergo in Manx. There are two kinds: mutation and the prefixing of a consonant. Mutation occurs in two forms: lenition (sometimes called ‘aspiration’) and nasalisation (sometimes called ‘eclipsis’). The prefixed consonants are h-, n- and g-. The chapter is organized as follows. Part 1 covers lenition in nouns; lenition in verbs; lenition in adjectives; variable lenition in nouns; and variable lenition in adjectives. Part 2 deals with regular nasalisation and variable nasalisation. Part 3 discusses the prefixed h-, n- and g-. A table of mutations and a list of circumstances triggering mutation are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:   Manx Gaelic, Manx words, mutation, lenition, nasalisation, prefixed consonants

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