En réponse à Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>: > > Is that really an example of random changes, or of the standard taking > some > forms one 'lect and others from another. > Really random change. The random change exists in all dialects of French I know of (some stop at /wE///E/ instead of /wa///E/, but the distribution is the same). This random change is the reason why we have the nationality suffixes "- ois" and "-ais", which used to be a single suffix but separated for no reason. Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.