Re: One consonant short.
|From:||Ben Poplawski <thebassplayer@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 5, 2004, 6:22|
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 13:38:28 -0400, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
>On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 01:19:11PM -0400, J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:
>> there are many languages that do have final /h/, e.g. many
>> dialects of Spanish (it's called "heísmo").
>FYI, Mach - your message came in encoded as UTF-8, but with a header
>claiming it was Latin-1, so instead of "heísmo" above, I saw
>And if "heísmo" is pronounced as it looks, with a silent |h|, it
>seems like an odd name for a phenomenon involving [h]. :)
He said "final /h/". I some dialects of Spanish, syllable-final /s/ turns
into [h], so "heísmo" would be [e.'ih.mo].
These dialects appear to be in the midst of a transition that French has
already underwent. That was how they got "étoile" from "stella(?)" (star)
and "école" from "schola" (school).