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Re: /y/?

From:T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2008, 7:40
John Vertical wrote:
>> Oh, also I forgot Korean, where I think /y/ and /2/ have generally >> become in recent times /wi/ and /we/. That's almost boring, but invites >> the possibility of a suffix apparently causing an epenthetic segment at >> a distance (e.g. ti+pas > twipas). >> >> -- >> Tristan. > > And the opposite difthongization to /ju/ is 'fcors also attested, in French > loans to ME...
Actually, the nativisation of French /y/ into Middle English was /iw/. iw > ju: is a later (Modern) change that didn't happen in in all dialects. This is a nativisation, though, and not a sound-change, so it's not necessarily a good example of what sound changes are possible. -- Tristan.


R A Brown <ray@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>