|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 19, 2007, 14:09|
Does anyone have an idea how _Lugdûnum_ (Vulgar Latin /log'dunom/) could become _Lyon_ /ljo~/. It seems to violate a number of Latin-to-French sound laws! I would have expected _Loudun_ /lud9~/. Based on _frig'dus_ > _froid_ and the usual vowel developments. Perhaps it is regular for Franco- Provençal?
|R A Brown <ray@...>|