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Re: A'stou part I

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, May 11, 2000, 13:24
At 14:39 10/05/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Christophe Grandsire wrote: >> I don't understand this question. If you mean "how do we know how it was >> pronounced?" > >What I meant was: "How do you know when to use <sy> and when to use <sh> >in a word?", that is, are the words spelt with <sy> derived from earlier >/sj/, while <sh> indicates that it was always /S/, sort of like the >difference between <b> and <v> in Español. >
Oh! Now I understand. Well, from what I know, yes, it comes from etymology (a former /sj/ that became /S/, the same with <ty> which was /tj/ but finally became /tS/). Or at least that's a likely thing to happen and it explains the writing conventions :) . Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage : (ou :