Asked • 03/22/19

Where did French's silent ending consonants come from?

The abundance of silent ending consonants in French totally separates its pronunciation from the other Romance languages-- neither Spanish, nor Portuguese, nor Italian, nor Latin have that feature (I'm not sure if they ever did in the past.)Do etymologists know where, when, and how French acquired its silent and nasalized ending consonants?e.g words like *temps*, *pas*, *roux*, *deux*, *beaucoup*, *chez*, *petit*, and so on.

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Vincent P. answered • 07/26/19

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