On Thu, 26 Oct 2000 16:03:30 +0200 Christophe Grandsire <[log in to unmask]> writes: > I have also a sound change that I find very net and use very > regularly in > "Roumant": it's /l/ -> /u/ in coda position. So that altus -> âout > /'au/, qualis > -> qual -> quêou /'kEu/, malus -> mal -> mâou /'mau/. But as the > feminine forms > evolved differently, it brings nice alternations with adjectives and > nouns, > like: mala -> male -> mâle /mal/ (when the sound change took place, > this /l/ was > not in coda position and thus was kept, and the loss of the /e/ took > place only > after that, bringing /l/ in coda position when the sound change > didn't occur > anymore). So we have: mâou - mâle, quêou - quêle, etc... That's one > of my > preferred features of "Roumant", but I'm not sure I'm very original > here. I'm > almost certainly sure there is already a Romance natlang doing > that... - My Judean Romancelang does that: /l/ in final position becomes /w/, and /r/ in final position becomes /l/. Then, /w/ either merges with /o/, /ow/, /u/, or /u/, or turns into /f/ or /v/ depending on the environment. -Stephen (Steg) "al tiqra li sno-vit!"