[log in to unmask] writes: > By any chance, was it one of David Zorc's works on the language? As >I recall from long-ago reading, it seemed to be some sort of palatalized >(maybe velarized too) [j] sound-- but the description wasn't entirely >clear >to me either, and I've never heard the language. Yep, he's credited for the linguistics and research. A Prof. Vicente Salas Reyes is credited as the native speaker informant. My grandfather was quite old and didnt really speak by the time I was really old enough to remember anything he said (he was born in 1901, and had several strokes in his later years). So, i had never gotten to hear him speak it. > >> > It's apparently the native Aklanon reflex of AN *l. Does Aklanon >have a "normal" [l] with back vowels too? Yes, /l/ does occur with back vowels: lasaw - syrup (interesting to note that with the voiced velar fricative: easaw, it means "not sticky, watery". Perhaps a connection there?) lola - grandmother > _____________________________________________________ L A S T R E L L A G R A N D Lem alo smu tue rnm edo lon lnt aòa nuñ òog ua as!