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Re: Question about Latin E and Slavic yat'

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Monday, November 1, 2004, 4:43
On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 18:48:08 -0500, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:
>> First of all, diphthongisation. According to my books, Latin long E >> and OE were pronounced [e] in Vulgar Latin, while Latin short E and >> AE were pronounced [E]. Until now, I have been assuming that long E >> and long I diphthongised to [iE], thus giving SE: > *sje > sze. But >> I'm slowly finding out that in all Romance languages except >> Portuguese diphthongisation occurred rather in the short version, >> [E]. > > Unless I'm mistaken, long e diphthongized in certain envs. in French-- the > pronouns me/te/se, words like lege-, rege-, credere, debere etc. > (C-loss may have something to do with those; I don't recall the rules > offhand.)
Stressed long e and o became |ei|, |ou| then |oi|, |eu| in Old French (examples: TE:LAM > toile; FLO:REM > fleur) They diphthongize in Ibran, too: O: > /uo/ > /u:/ and E: > /je/ (E > /jE/) *Muke! -- website: LiveJournal: deviantArt: FrathWiki, a conlang and conculture wiki: