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En réponse à Barry Garcia <[log in to unmask]>:

> 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?
>

French had it in coda position before another consonnant (but generally the
resulting /w/ then disappeared by monophtongation, resulting only in a change of
quality of the previous vowel). For example:
Latin ALBA -> aube /ob/
Latin ALMA -> âme /am/ (this one's strange, the circumflex would account for a
written form *asma?)
Germanic HELM (English helmet) -> heaume /om/

"Roumant" has the change /l/ -> /u/, written <ou> (yes, the vowel, not the
semi-vowel) in all coda positions:
QUALIS -> cuêou /'kE.u/ (hiatus or diphtongue, but <ou> is never <w>)
APRILIS -> aprêou
ALTUS -> âout

Christophe.