wa, fa, and questions about pronunciation

David Stabnow dstabno at lifeway.com
Wed Dec 20 10:18:51 EST 2000

> If v is the original sound, then it  is easy to see how f would become v,
but then how would w come from from f or  v?

English "v" is labial-dental. But it is easy to see how a *bilabial* "v"
could have lost its fricative element and become "w".

Dave Stabnow

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