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R: Re: English: Thou

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Friday, June 23, 2000, 14:03
Steg wrote:

> In my own personal 'dialect' i have very strong velarization - which is > the reason i like the idea of /l/ -> /w/ soundshifts in languages. For > instance, my own last name "Belsky" i pronounce like /bEwski/, and i've > gotten letters in the mail addressed to "Stephen Bosky" from people who > have only heard me say my name (especially over the phone!) and never > seen it spelled.
After all that change is not unknown to european languages: think about Dutch! English OLD > Dutch OUD, if I well remember. And the name Boudewijn, isnt it Baldwin in English (in Italian Baldovino) Luca