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What of the other consonants in the syntagma? Consider the following: (7) an hini mat the DETPRON good - an hint vat - the DETPRON good "the good one" ( M / F r e f e r e n c e ) (8) an hini the DETPRON poor n'the . paour - an hini baour - the DETPRON poor poor one" ( M / F r e f e r e n c e ) The m/v distinction seems weird, and surely c/b_ is a voice distinction. In the first case, however, m. is exclusively fortis in Breton, with v being the reflex of original lenis m. (and lenis bj. So we have a fortis/lenis pair here.

2) SP: spirantization, or the spirant/fricative mutation. 3) PR: provection, or the reinforcing/strengthening/fortis mutation. 4) MX: the mixed mutation. 5. Simplifying, and giving only the mutations of the standard language, one may propose: written TABLE 5 THE CONSONANTAL MUTATIONS OF W R I T T E N BRETON I N PR/MX PR LN i C b m R U E f l τ LN/MX A \ / g cfh. 6W I LN/MX LN/MX LN S I -n LN LN LN L 3 g (SP) N (SP) (SP) G S 4 v ( ' )f n 1 r c'h 0 N 0 R 5 W I T Υ •VOWELS In Table 5 Level 2, n, l and, according to dialect, i, are written geminate when non-absolute-word-initial and fortis.

Gouarn "(to) steer, govern" (from French eouverner). douar "land, earth". The group QS. g. the native root loen ['ll en] or ['llwe:n] "animal"; note the extension of nasalization (and note non-native ooent. Fr point). Kervella also gives, as diphthongs tending to contract, as. ]; L has metathesis), aou - including &v ([u:]). 23-4 sees them as more abundant and offers more analysis. g. g. frouezh "fruit") he sees two. g. g. heol "sun"). If the diphthong is followed by a vowel, the second, closer, element becomes a semi-consonant [j], [w], [w] and behaves as if fortis: faeus ffajys] "contemptuous", botaouer [bo'tawer] "cobbler", re uhel ['rrewel] "too high" (compare re uhel [rre'yel] "high ones").

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