From Latin to Modern French : on diachronic changes and synchronic Variations

@inproceedings{Vaissire2004FromLT,
  title={From Latin to Modern French : on diachronic changes and synchronic Variations},
  author={Jacqueline Vaissi{\`e}re},
  year={2004}
}
The goal of this paper is to give a brief summary of the main phonetic transformations from Latin to Modern French, and by doing so, to exemplify the leading role of the word stress and left boundary may play in sound changes. Most of the vowels in unstressed, non initial syllables were suppressed (a was transformed into mute e ('bona > bonne [bOn ́] 'good'1). creating a large number of clusters and word final coda consonants. The disappearance of almost every first consonant member in non word… CONTINUE READING