[tied] Re: Old English "a-spylian"

From: m_iacomi
Message: 17505
Date: 2003-01-10

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:

> In Romance, Latin <ego> was reduced to /eo/ in normal
> pronunciation. (Standard) Italian maintains this bisyllabic
> pronunciation, except that the first vowel has been raised: <io>.
> Elsewhere we have either éo > eu, as in Portuguese or Standard
> Romanian (pronounced /yeu/, with automatic glide before e-), [...]

Just a short add: in Provencal Occitan, the word is written <jeu>
and pronounced as in Standard Romanian, /yeu/.

Marius Iacomi