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At 21:08 12.1.2004, Ray Brown wrote:

>Not Sardinian - but 'twas so in Romanian.  Old French had [dZ].  One must
>remember that intervocalic /j/ was always geminate in Latin, i.e. [jj].
>It was a change from [jj] --> [dj], and confusions in spelling, {z} ~ {di}
>~ {i} show the change going on in the 2nd & 3rd cents. CE.

What do you think of the hypothesis that the spelling
MAGIS represented /majjis/ even in classical times?



/BP 8^)
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