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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
there! :-)