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By Ian J. Press

The sequence builds an intensive number of top of the range descriptions of languages world wide. every one quantity bargains a accomplished grammatical description of a unmarried language including totally analyzed pattern texts and, if applicable, a glossary and different appropriate details that's on hand at the language in query. There are not any regulations as to language family members or zone, and even supposing certain realization is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and helpful remedies of higher recognized languages also are incorporated. No theoretical version is imposed at the authors; the single criterion is a excessive regular of medical caliber.

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Pair(s)" (M) lenites the following noun. The word lann "heath" behaves similarly. (f) avel "wind", amzer "weather, season, time", aer "air" are masculine, but cause lenition in following words. e. not preceded by the indefinite article), causes lenition in following words. C'hoari "game", as a masculine noun, is similar. The verb seems to cause different mutations, but Kervella suggests loss of the definite article in c'hoari c'hartou "(to) play cards". (h) The dual masculine causes mutation, while the dual feminine does not.

There may be a similar situation with eu. When close, it is almost always long. For example: n e u z e [ * n n ^ : z e ] " t h e n " , neud [ ' n n f i : D j " t h r e a d " But eus ['0s] "there is/are" (also F0:Z], perhaps [0s]). There may be a mid-to-open realization: teusk [*t

5 above, in re uhel. Thus also: dek den "ten men" (stress on the first ej daouzek vloaz "twelve years" (stress on the first e_ instead of on aou). The tendency is for the first of two adjoining stresses to become less prominent. Thus: an hent strizh "the narrow road", with the greater prominence on the i of the adjective. This applies too where one of the stressable items is a monosyllabic form of the verbs bezan "(to) be", kaout/endevout "(to) have" and ober "(to) do": keuz am eus "I regret" (regret I+have) (greater prominence on eus).

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