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 > > 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? > > > 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.