Print

Print


Steg wrote:

> In my own personal 'dialect' i have very strong velarization - which is
> the reason i like the idea of /l/ -> /w/ soundshifts in languages.  For
> instance, my own last name "Belsky" i pronounce like /bEwski/, and i've
> gotten letters in the mail addressed to "Stephen Bosky" from people who
> have only heard me say my name (especially over the phone!) and never
> seen it spelled.

After all that change is not unknown to european languages: think about
Dutch! English OLD > Dutch OUD, if I well remember. And the name Boudewijn,
isnt it Baldwin in English (in Italian Baldovino)

Luca