On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 09:53:22 -0000, caeruleancentaur
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> Sometimes you mention the Spanish origin & sometimes you don't.

Yes, as I was pointing out the more interesting facts about the
colors. The ones from Spanish are pretty obvious.

> appears to me that the following are also of Spanish origin:
> blue: asul ; asúl
> brown: kape ; kapé
> brown: tsokolate ; tsokoláte
> green: berde ; bérde
> lavender: lila ; líla
> violet: lila ; líla
> violet: biyoleta ; biyoléta
> yellow: amarilyo ; amarílyo
> This last is interesting in that it appears to have kept the
> Castilian palatized "l" and not fricative "y" sound.
> Charlie

Well, Spanish in the Philippines always had a very aristocratic bent
to it. Speakers of it tended to be very careful about their Spanish.
Especially since the people who typically spoke Spanish in the
Philippines were themselves of the aristocratic class.

Besides, the pronunciation of the time was infact the palatalized l.
It just never changed. Most of the Philippine languages are also very
forgiving with things like consonant clusters and final consonants

You can turn away from me
but there's nothing that'll keep me here you know
And you'll never be the city guy
Any more than I'll be hosting The Scooby Show

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