Sound exit

From: m_iacomi
Message: 18234
Date: 2003-01-28

--- In, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...> wrote:

> Richard, I don't have any set of rules.

Why am I not surprised?! :-)

> One should be wrong but I see that in Latin you have a, e , i, o,
> u, long and short, stressed and unstressed. that means that in
> Latin you have the whole spectrum of vowels which you ever can
> think about.

If I think French, English, German or Romanian, I find vowels and
diphtongues not present in Latin. Maybe you should think more than
you do right now.

> One of the best example is Latin "cingo" ( kingo) which gave in
> Romanian "incinge" ( întSinjhe) but too "chinga" (kingã) in the
> same medium.

Romanian <chingã> is usually explained as cingula > *cingla >
*clinga > *cl'ing& > k'ing&, thus through the evolution /kl/ > /k'/
while cingo > /(1n-)tSing(u)/ shows up /k/ > /tS/. So they do
not exhibit the same phonetical conditions.

Marius Iacomi