JΛCK (cest_lui) wrote in linguaphiles,
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French vowels

Something I've been wondering...

How and when did French develop its nasal vowels and other vowel sounds which Spanish and Italian (the only other two Romance languages I'm vaguely familiar with) both lack?

Was it Germanic influence, something else, or both, maybe?
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    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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