*gwh in Gmc.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal mcv at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 6 00:00:12 UTC 2001

On Sun, 25 Feb 2001 09:07:23 -0000, "petegray"
<petegray at btinternet.com> wrote:

>>labialization of .. consonants, ..whose primary place of articulation is
>> labial.

>Is there labialisation of the nasal in French words like moi?  I seem to
>hear it there sometimes - but not in Italian pur.   Or am I off-beam?

French labializes (and palatalizes!) a lot more than Italian or
Spanish do (but [esp. Brazilian] Portuguese is like French in this
respect).  But not at the phonological level.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
mcv at wxs.nl

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