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Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> I doubt it. In some dialects (Gasconic dialects IIRC), the f > h went all
> the way, including in front of [w] ("fire" is "huek" there).

A universal doesn't mean something MUST occur or MUST NOT occur, only
that there is a preference for it to occur or not to occur.  Of course,
two examples of /f/ -> /h/ being blocked isn't exactly strong evidence
even for a universal tendency.  :-)

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