From: Miguel Carrasquer
>I've seen someone somewhere relating the "conservativeness" ofIt's an island, therefore isolated (or perhaps insulated).
>various Romance laguages to the time of the conquest of the province
>in question. The only Romance language to keep /ke/ is Sardic.
>Sardinia was conquered by the Romans in the 3rd century BCE as one of
>their first provinces. So why Germanic "kaiser"? The alternative
>solution is to assume that /ke/ -> /c^e/ spread geographically in the
>Roman empire, but why should Sardinia be isolated from that?