Sims-Williams, Patrick






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Sims-Williams, Patrick, “The spread of ‘sandhi h-’ in thirteenth-century Welsh”, Transactions of the Philological Society 108:1 (March, 2010): 41–52.

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Article
“The spread of ‘sandhi h-’ in thirteenth-century Welsh”
Volume
108
Pages
41–52
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Abstract (cited)
After a hiatus following the Old Welsh period, Welsh manuscript evidence resumes c. 1250, and can now be studied in minute detail owing to the construction of a palaeographical chronology for the manuscripts and the availability of machine-readable and other modern editions. These reveal that the so-called ‘sandhi h-’ after first-person pronouns in modern literary Welsh is not ancient, but slowly emerged in the late thirteenth century as a hypercorrect phonetic tendency after nasal consonants which gradually became grammaticalised after pronouns ending in a nasal.
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Middle Welsh Old Welsh