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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 >"heísmo". > >And if "heísmo" is pronounced as it looks, with a silent |h|, it >seems like an odd name for a phenomenon involving [h]. :) > >-Marcos
He said "final /h/". I some dialects of Spanish, syllable-final /s/ turns into [h], so "heísmo" would be [e.']. 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). Buenas noches, Ben