I have a phonetic development question that I received from someone interested in the Celtic languages. The question pertains to the development of the definite article in Insular Languages, and specifically Irish.
He asked me:
how does Common Celtic "sindos" become Irish "an"
I remember reading in Thurneyson the account of this change...but unfortunately I can't seem to find my copy!
So I just listed the forms of the Old Irish Article that show stages halfway between "sindos" and "an" :
masc.acc.s: in / -sin
and so forth, any more help on this topic would be greatly appreciated by both myself and my friend!
thank you all in advance