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By S. J. Hannahs

This ebook is an up to date, accomplished, and theoretically coherent account of the phonology of recent Welsh. It starts via describing the heritage of Welsh, its relation to the opposite Celtic languages and its phonetic stock. Six chapters then discover the buildings underlying its sound method. the 1st considers the phonetic historical past, together with section inventories and the features of the most dialects. the second one examines phonological structures
including syllables, ft, phonotactics, and tension. The 3rd and fourth examine phonological alternations within the language, reminiscent of vowel mutation and assimilation, and foot-based phenomena similar to the behaviour of /h/ and antepenultimate deletion. The 5th examines the phonological illustration of
initial consonant mutation, the most effective identified and least understood features of Celtic phonology during which the preliminary consonant of a note undergoes a scientific alternation with a consonant that's phonetically various. The concluding bankruptcy summarizes the work's significant issues and arguments and highlights possibilities for research.

S. J. Hannahs techniques the topic from the viewpoint of generative phonological concept. He couches particular analyses within the constraint-based framework of optimality concept yet offers information in as theory-neutral a fashion as attainable to make sure its accessibility to linguists of all theoretical persuasions.

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