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
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)".
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