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Re: OT: "Yugoslavia" in Greek

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, November 11, 2007, 0:44

Philip Newton writes:
>... > I was puzzled by the Greek approach of transcribing [w] as [Gu] as > well (e.g. [GuElkam], [Guasinton]), too, until I realised that both > [w] and [G] have a velar component... which I suppose does make them a > bit similar.
But that's exactly the source of all those _g_ in Romance from Germanic /w/, like in English 'guard'. :-) **Henrik