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Trebor Jung wrote:

>How do you pronounce Welsh <mh, nh, ngh>? Are they /m_0, n_0, N_0/, /m_h,
>n_h, N_h/, or something entirely different? And where do all of French's
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I'm not sure, I'm not a native speaker of  Welsh, but I tent to
pronounce then [m_0_h, n_0_h, N_0_h]

>weird (in relation to other Romance languages) vowels (/y, 2, 9, O/, the
>nasal vowels etc.) come from? They don't exist in other Romance languages
>(except Portuguese, and that's only the nasal vowels). Wait a minute, aren't
>/2, 9, y/ reduced diphthongs, and the nasal vowels just the vowel with /n/
>that disappeared? So my question should be actually: Why hasn't this occured
>in other Romance languages?
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Why should it?  The other Romance languages simply when through
different sound changes.  But I'm not sure if the French front vowels
are dipthongs.  Take 'tu' - /ty/.  This isn't a reduced dipthong, I
don't think.