On Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:55:19 -0800 Barry Garcia <[log in to unmask]> writes: > Well, since the list seems to have quieted down, here's a possible > sound > change i've been considering for Montreiano. When l is final,it > becomes > /w/, but is written as /u/ (i'm not sure if what i'm thinking is > written > correctly here, but bear with me: > > arbol > arbou, alcól (alcohol) > alcóu, sal > sau > > Also final r becomes l (this happens a little later in the language > than > the l > /w/: > > faular > faulal, andar > andal, ir > il > > thoughts? - That's what happens in Jūdajca! :-) syllable-final /l/ becomes /w/, and from there either /v/, /f/, or merging with a back vowel. syllbale-final /r/ becomes /l/. amāre > amār > amāl "to love" amārī > amāri > amār "to be loved" familiae > pamivja "family" autumnī > aftumni "autumn" btw, i'm trying to figure out how to say "good week!" in Jūdajca....for "week" my Latin dictionary has something like _septimana_ as well as a Greek(?) borrowing _hebdon..._ something. "week" in Spanish is _semana_, does anyone know where the middle _...pti..._ went? Was it even there in Proto-Romance? -Stephen (Steg) "something bona!"