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The history of mice
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ADPUF
2017-08-19 18:58:18 UTC
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prehistoric Old English:
/muːs/ plural /muːsi/

After umlaut, the plural became pronounced [myːsi], where the
long back vowel /uː/ was fronted, producing a new subphonemic
front-rounded vowel [yː], which serves as a secondary
indicator of plurality.
Subsequent loss of final /i/, however, made /yː/ a phoneme and
the primary indicator of plurality, leading to a distinction
between /muːs/ "mouse" and /myːs/ "mice".

the modern forms "mouse" /maʊs/ and "mice" /maɪs/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheshirization
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JoeyDee
2017-08-19 20:24:45 UTC
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/muːs/ plural /muːsi/
After umlaut, the plural became pronounced [myːsi], where the
long back vowel /uː/ was fronted, producing a new subphonemic
front-rounded vowel [yː], which serves as a secondary
indicator of plurality.
Subsequent loss of final /i/, however, made /yː/ a phoneme and
the primary indicator of plurality, leading to a distinction
between /muːs/ "mouse" and /myːs/ "mice".
the modern forms "mouse" /maʊs/ and "mice" /maɪs/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheshirization
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Maurizio Pistone
2017-08-20 07:28:03 UTC
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the modern forms "mouse" /ma?s/ and "mice" /ma?s/
metafonia

conosco versioni del piemontese in cui il plurale di rat ("topo") è
raiti
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Giovanni Drogo
2017-08-21 08:24:35 UTC
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Post by Maurizio Pistone
conosco versioni del piemontese in cui il plurale di rat ("topo") è
raiti
in bergamasco invece certi plurali sono palatalizzati: el gat (gatto), i
gacc (gatti), el s-cet (ragazzo, figlio), i s-cecc (ragazzi) ...

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