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Re: English sounds `v' and `w'

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Sunday, September 26, 2004, 21:47
>> suggesting that this had already happened before >> the romans started writing. > > > Unlikely, methinks. It is, however, debatable whether the Classical Latin > sound was a bilabial approximant [w] or a labio-dental approximant [v\]. >
My writing style is convulted. I just wanted to make it clear... I was saying that the spelling suggested u --> w in some positions before the romans started writing, not that w --> v (I believe this happened later as I think you were arguing). :) Sorry... I tend to use lots of commas and brackets and confuse people.