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[log in to unmask] writes:
>Why not?  [Nn] simply represents assimilation, /g/ acquiring the
>nasality of /n/, and Latin had no other way of rendering [N].

Well, from the *orthography* (i.e. outward appearances:
at-first-glance-without-studying-a-damn-thing-about-the-pronunciation :)),
it looks like gn should be /g/ and /n/ (i understand the phonological
process :))

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