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2012/11/14 Matthew Boutilier <[log in to unmask]>

> I'm pretty sure French only gets initial /w/ (spelled <ou>) in loanwords
>

What about "oui"?

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2012/11/15 Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]>

> It's a bit strange that VL v and b merged only in Spanish , not in Fr. or
> Ital., nor in Port. (if I'm not mistaken). Don't know about Romanian or
> Catalan....
>
>
Mostly true for Portuguese, but there are some dialects in Northern
Portugal that do merge /b/ and /v/ into a /b/ that can be fricative when
intervocalic.

http://www.ciberduvidas.pt/pergunta.php?id=14981
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betacismo