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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. Christophe.