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Re: [PEER REVIEW] Mutations and sound changes (longish)

From:Mat McVeagh <matmcv@...>
Date:Friday, November 1, 2002, 5:44
>From: BP Jonsson <bpj@...> >In Welsh, IIANM, initial *w in "strong" position was even strenthened to >/gw/. Those expert in Welsh (or Brithenig :-) can probably confirm or >correct this.
This happened in Latin too. Initial /w/ in words borrowed from Germanic languages became /gw/, spelt <gu->. This process then continued into the early Romance phase. Hence "William" (< Will-ialm) = "Guillaume" (< Guill-ialm). "Guard", borrowed from French (now "garde", "garder") is cognate with "ward(en/er)". Mat _________________________________________________________________ Surf the Web without missing calls! Get MSN Broadband.