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On Tue, 2 Jan 2001 00:38:55 +0100, Christophe Grandsire
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> Still, I don't see where "femelle" (female) derives from. Not "femina",
> for sure...
>
> Christophe.

from fe:mella < fe:men-la: (fe:mina < fe:mena:)
I believe there are several instances of /nl/ becoming /ll/.

Jeff