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Re: CHAT: Synesthesia and conlanging (was Re: The ConlangInstinct)

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Monday, December 13, 1999, 9:27
FFlores wrote:
> > Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> wrote: > > "Grandsire, C.A." wrote: > > > > > > Funny, you forgot the [l] in the pronunciation (it is not silent) > > > > It's not? I thougth I read that it was! > > I thought it strange when Nik wrote it, but "felt" it OK. > How do you pronounce _fils_, Christophe? >
When it means 'son', I pronounce /fis/. When it's the plural of "fil" ('wire'), I pronounce /fil/. As I said already, "l" is never silent at the end of monosyllables. But "fils" ('son') doesn't end in "l", but in "s" (which in this case in not silent, whereas it is usually. It's an innovation from the last two generations, I know that "fils" ('son') used to be pronounced /fi/).
> --Pablo Flores >
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