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The Vulgar Latin Phase
Evolution of Sounds from Vulgar Latin to Modern
Morphology excluding verbs
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17th century accent accusative adjectives analogy Appendix Probi became Celtic Celtic language century A.D. Classical Latin conjugation dative dental dialects diphthong diphthongisation disappeared distinctive Early O.F. Elcock endings English evolution example feature feminine final forms free vowels French language fricative G.R. period Gaul gave Germanic give modern give the modern Greek habeo half-close half-open hence iceles imperfect indicative Indo-European Indo-European languages influence intervocalic Late O.F. linguistic masculine medieval French Middle French Modern French nasal consonant nasal vowel nasalisation nominative plural normal nouns Oblique original palatal vowel palatalisation person singular plosive preceding vowel pronounced pronunciation pure vowel reduced remained Roman Romance languages second persons plural Slav slurred Spanish spelling stem stress subjunctive survived syllable tense third declension third person tongue position tonic free vowels tonic free+nasal tonic vowel unstressed Vaananen velar verb voiced voiceless vowel sounds Vulgar Latin vulgar speech words