Re: Question about Latin E and Slavic yat'
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 1, 2004, 12:39|
Jan van Steenbergen scripsit:
> That's true. I don't recall the [French] rules offhand either, but I do know
> that it only happens when the syllable is stressed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_French lists them, and I summarize here:
(CL > PWR > OF)
a, a: > a > e
e, ae > E > ie
e:, oe, i > e > ei
i: > i > i
o > O > uo
o:, u > o > ou
u > u > y
au > au > o
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