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Re: H in Latin

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, January 27, 2001, 5:20
>When did the {h} cease to be pronounced? Román split off from the rest >of the Romance-speaking area in AD 17, and I was thinking of keeping >/h/, but develop it into /x/
According to Jozsef Herman, it dissappeared in the Republican period, before the Empire. But, when greek words with H were adopted into Latin, the sound reappeared, and hypercorrections happened, such sas writing holim for olim. And, some pretentious Romans who knew Greek would add it in where it never really existed ____________________________ Yours truly, Cesar Javier Jaime Garcia