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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 09:11:42PM -0500, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Anyways, I want to balance it out a bit in descendant langs.  One
> thought I had was the following:
>
> /i:/ -> /ji/ -> /ju/ (dissimilation) -> /u/
>
> Does this seem reasonable?  I got the idea for the third phase from
> Spanish uo -> ue

I think so. I'm wondering if a similar thing happened with 'long u' in
English:

/u:/ > /y:/ > /Hy/ > /jy/ > /ju/ (where /H/ is the semivowel equivalent of
/y/)

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Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo