Re: Austronesian style Latin...
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 8:36|
On 7.5.2007 Barry Garcia wrote:
> In other words, to preserve ej and oj, the best route
> would to derive them from e: and o:, but turn E: and O:
> into monopthongs?
Yes. e: o: > ei/oi ou is attested in Romance, whereas when
E: O: diphthongize they become ie/ea uo/ue/oa. As it happens
the most common pattern in Romance is for E: O: to
diphthongize thus, but for e: o: to remain monophthong.
AFAIK e: o: diphthongization implies E: O: diphthongization
in Romance, but I would rather break that implication than
the phonetic patterns of diphthongization.
And as I said Yiddish has ou > oj, so Bob's your uncle