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At 03:59 5.4.2004 -0400, John Cowan wrote:

>Shfanzhol is a language of North America about 1000 years from now.
>This is not the final version.  Orthography is ad hoc, Spanish
>mostly, but h sh zh dzh are [h] [S] [Z] [dZ], v is labio-dental.

Some sound changes I would expect in a future Spanish:

Syllable final /s/ > zero via [h].
Consequences of this may be:
    Distinctive vowel length in stressed syllables.
    Loss of overt plural marking in nouns and adjectives.(*)
       /mismas/ > /miima/
Loss of intervocalic /d/ and /g/ (you already have this)
    More distinctive long vowels from this.
Intervocalic /4/ becomes /d/. (r/4 distinction lost)
/j/ may become /dZ/ in some positions to match /tS/.

(*) Number would be marked on the articles

         SING      PLUR
INDEF   un(a)     -
DEF     el/la     lo

/BP 8^)
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                A h-ammen ledin i phith!                \ \
     __  ____ ____    _____________ ____ __   __ __     / /
     \ \/___ \\__ \  /___  _____/\ \\__ \\ \  \ \\ \   / /
     / /   / /  /  \    / /Melroch\ \_/ // /  / // /  / /
    / /___/ /_ / /\ \  / /'Aestan ~\_  // /__/ // /__/ /
   /_________//_/  \_\/ /Eowine __  / / \___/\_\\___/\_\
Gwaedhvenn Angeliniel\ \______/ /a/ /_h-adar Merthol naun
  ~~~~~~~~~Kuinondil~~~\________/~~\__/~~~Noolendur~~~~~~
|| Lenda lenda pellalenda pellatellenda kuivie aiya! ||
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