Sound Change /bs/ > /f/ ?
|From:||Santiago Matías Feldman <iskun20@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 16:07|
As the title suggests, my question is: Do you know if
the sound change /bs/ > /f/ exists in any context?
Especially, I'm interested in the context of /bs/
before another consonant.
I'm asking this because I've noticed that my mother,
being an educated speaker, tends to produce a /f/
instead of /bs/ in words like "obstáculo" and
"abstracto", which gives her Spanish language a very
odd touch when pronouncing that kind of words,
creating very rare clusters like /ft/.
As I'm working on my romlang Laturslav, I'm thinking
of introducing this sound change from Latin to
Laturslav: /bs/ > /f/ before consonants, especially
Latin "obscurus" > Laturs. "ofkur"
Of course, I'm aware that many of those words are
learned words in Romance languages, so the change
should have been applied artificially in analogy of
the same change in non-learned words, but the idea
looks interesting to me.
Is this change plausible? Does it exist in other
Thanks in advance,
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