njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 21:26:42 IST 2008
Yes. ME y: becomes ju: in Modern English.
The same thing happens with further borrowings suit, university,
virtue, etc. where the original y: has become ju:
On 20 Oct 2008, at 20:08, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 21 Oct 2008, at 01:44, nicholas williams wrote:
>> dy:k and dju:k as in English
> Neil writes dûk. No way is that [dyːk] and it certainly didn't
> become [diːk]. (I know his <duchi> is unattested but it's still
> [ˈdʊtʃi] not [ˈdɪtʃi].)
> Do you think the phonology of BK had [y:] for this word?
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