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Re: CHAT: barbarisms

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, May 17, 2001, 22:16
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> For French words, it's 'last syllable pronounced in French'. > Guillo"tine, ge"le. However, any French silent -e came to be > pronounced in Danish (as schwa)
I wonder, were those -e's silent at the time those words were borrowed? I know that they were originally /@/, but I'm not sure when they were dropped. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42