Latin "c"

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Apr 12 15:19:39 UTC 2004

>I seem to recall some of the evidence--possibly cited by
>Sturtevant--for the velar-stop quality of Latin "c" was the form of
>loanwords from Latin into e.g. Germanic like "Kaiser" (< Caesar), and
>the unlikelihood of a [s]>[k] phonetic change, as opposed to wee-kay
That doesn't add anything one way or the other about the e, i & y  that
English and romance languages still except from the c>k "rule."
A. Murie

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