Re: R: Re: R: A funny linguistic subway experience +some questions about nounsof days and months
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 15:56|
En réponse à John Cowan <jcowan@...>:
> Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> Yes, you are right. I was confusing this split with /wE/ > /wA/ which
> was 18th century.
Well, in fact it only spread in France after the Revolution. But the
pronunciation /wa/ for <oi> was already the norm among the "small people" of
Paris since the 14th century (again, that's what my booklets say :) ).
> > PS: Sorry to have taken so long to answer, but I've been sick for one
> week and
> > could get out to get to a computer.
> I hope you are better now!
I'm getting better thanks! Just a little tired but it should be finished by the
end of the week.