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Santiago wrote:
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Is this change plausible? Does it exist in other
languages?
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I don't know of any such sound change in a natural language,
but just using the "sounding it out" method, it seems perfectly
plausible to me.

Using a linguistic method, I still think it's plausible.  For example,
you could have a sound change that changes all stops (or just
voiced stops) to fricatives after vowels, so that /b/ > [v].  At that
point, you can have voicing assimilation occur, so the sequence
/vs/ > [fs], and at that point you can probably safely simplify the
cluster (though you might want to look at other Fric + Fric clusters
to see if they also should simplify).

-David
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