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Mark J. Reed wrote:

>On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 07:32:24PM +0000, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
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>>The former, already during the years of the Republic. Much too early to my
>>taste; otherwise I wouldn't have had such a tough job of
>>reintroducing /x/ into Wenedyk...
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>It can't be *that* tough, given the appearance of /x/ in Spanish.  :)
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Incidentally, when exactly did Latin <g> and syllabic <i> merge?  I
suppose it was a case of [g_j]>[j], but does anyone know when it
happened.  And how/when did the [j]>[(d)Z] change take place, in French,
Spanish, and Italian(I don't know about Romanian or Sardinian).