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Lugdunum > Lyon?

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-


R A Brown <ray@...>