Mark J. Reed wrote: >On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 07:32:24PM +0000, Jan van Steenbergen wrote: > > >>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... >> >> > >It can't be *that* tough, given the appearance of /x/ in Spanish. :) > > > 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).