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On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:00:15PM -0500, Doug Dee wrote:
> According to _Vulgar Latin_ by Jozsef Herman (Translated by Roger Wright),
> the loss of the Latin /h/ phoneme "happened in the Republican period, that is,
> even before the Empire".

Really!  So Gaius Iulius didn't pronounce his <h>s?  Interesting!

-Mark