Re: Grimm shift as starting point of "Germanic"

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 54843
Date: 2008-03-07

On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:38:28 -0800 (PST), Rick McCallister
<gabaroo6958@...> wrote:

>I'm always amazed at the complexity of Catalan
>compared to Spanish
>I notice some forms have <b> as opposed to <v>. Is
>this to mark the difference between /B/ & /v/?

Yes. That distribution is complex. For Western Catalan, you
have /v/ in Alacant and Castelló, but not in València. You
have it in parts of Tarragona, but not in Lleida. In
Eastern Catalan, /v/ is absent from most of the mainland,
but present in most (but IIRC not all) of the islands. I
don't remember if there is /v/ in Rosselló.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal