Re: [tied] Romanian Development of /st/ (was: Against ... 'Albanian

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 30362
Date: 2004-01-31

--- In, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 23:03:39 +0100, alex <alxmoeller@...> wrote:
> >The working out of "crãciun" from "creationem" looks very fuss
regarding the
> >vocalism. It is not known in Rom. that /ea/ or /ja/ develop to
a; what do
> >your rules do with "e" or "j" here? Why does it get lost?
> /j/ is regularly lost after /r/: *grEvu > *grievu > greu.

And we can add _mãcelar_ 'butcher' < macella:riu(s) 'meat-seller,
victualler' for the loss of more ancient yods.