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From:julien eychenne <eychenne.j@...>
Date:Friday, August 16, 2002, 13:22
On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:54:12 -0400
John Cowan <jcowan@...> wrote:

> Interesting. Considering how English changes /ms/ to /mps/ (Thompson > < Tom's son), it wouldn't be too bizarre to have changed /nr/ to /ndr/.
Actually, this is a pretty common case of epenthesis. Think of latin ['kamera] > ['kamra] > [kambra] > french [Sa~br@], or latin <templum> from < *tem-lom. The root is *te/om "cut"; because a temple was first a square "cut" (traced) on the ground. Even the second [l] in the russian <ja ljublju> "I love" is an epenthesis (cf <ljubov> "love (Noun)") : but I never understood how inserting an [l] between a bilabial plosive and a palatal glide could make the pronunciation easier :D Anyway, as I am a real newbie on the list, I don't know you yet Florian, so welcome :).