In the explaning I read: Singular feminine nouns usually cause this lenition (in writing) in adjectives starting with the consonants: b, c, d, f, g, m, p, r, s, and t. But not in those beginning with: l, n, r, sg, sm, sp, st, and vowels. I wonder why r appear in both groups? Is there lenition by singular feminine nouns beginning with r or not?

December 18, 2019


No. R doesn't lenite. Not in writing at least. Some letters don't mark lenition in writing but technically still do in speech in some dialects, but I don't think r does in any dialect.

According to Akerbeltz (also here), /r/ actually does lenite in speech.

Hey, that was just a typo. Have now corrected.

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