Re: Origin of Spanich /ch/ and /j/
|From:||Muke Tever <mktvr@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 26, 2002, 12:12|
From: "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>
> As for /j/. I know it hides several Old Spanish phonemes: /S/, /Z/, /dZ/. I
> can fugure somehow that in e.g. _dije_ it was /S/ comparing with Portuguese:
> dije < *dixe ["diSe] < *dissi < *dixit. But what on earth made /L/ turn into
> jota? What stages had the process? I'm comparing Sp. _ojo_ to Po. _olho_ and
> VL _oclu_ and get lost in doubts...
Well, in *Modern* Spanish /L/ is often heard as [Z], so...
Whether this is delateralization of /L/ or just the approximation of it to /j/
(/j/ also can be [Z]... well, [j\] actually, for both of these)