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* Many forms of the verb 'fer' are different (see the page on irregular verbs)
 
* Many forms of the verb 'fer' are different (see the page on irregular verbs)
 
* In the East, long /aː/ is realized as the more velar /ɑː/.
 
* In the East, long /aː/ is realized as the more velar /ɑː/.
* In the East final /l/ maybe vocalized into /w/
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* In the East, intervocalic /s/ (unless it is written -ss-) may be voiced and final /l/ maybe vocalized into /w/
 
* In the North of the Western variant, older speakers may be encountered that switch final /a/ and /aː/ with /ɔ/ and /ɔː/ respectively. (This is very rare now-a-days and completely non-standard).
 
* In the North of the Western variant, older speakers may be encountered that switch final /a/ and /aː/ with /ɔ/ and /ɔː/ respectively. (This is very rare now-a-days and completely non-standard).
 
* Provitano is spelt without a long -o- in the West and with it in the East.
 
* Provitano is spelt without a long -o- in the West and with it in the East.
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* chercar (search), jo cherco (i search), jo cherque (may I search), tu cherques (may you search) etc.
 
* chercar (search), jo cherco (i search), jo cherque (may I search), tu cherques (may you search) etc.
 
* seguir (follow), jo sego (I follow), tu segues (you follow), etc.
 
* seguir (follow), jo sego (I follow), tu segues (you follow), etc.
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==== <u>Diphthongs</u> ====
=== <u>Diphthongs</u> ===
 
 
Diphthongs are fairly straightforward when it comes to vowels:
 
Diphthongs are fairly straightforward when it comes to vowels:
   
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Tremas ( ¨ ) can be used on letters to separate diphthongs as in ''països ''/paˈis.os/. An accent mark on the semivocalic part of a diphthong can also indicate stress as well as force a hiatus such as in ''país'' /paˈis/. '''See the section on stress to learn more about when to use a diaeresis and when to use a written accent'''
 
Tremas ( ¨ ) can be used on letters to separate diphthongs as in ''països ''/paˈis.os/. An accent mark on the semivocalic part of a diphthong can also indicate stress as well as force a hiatus such as in ''país'' /paˈis/. '''See the section on stress to learn more about when to use a diaeresis and when to use a written accent'''
   
=== <u>Consonant Clusters</u> ===
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==== <u>Consonant Clusters</u> ====
 
In Latin, the initial clusters: -cl- -pl- -fl- -l- -bl- often palatalized in the Romance language. In Provitan, -cl- -pl- and -l- palatalize.
 
In Latin, the initial clusters: -cl- -pl- -fl- -l- -bl- often palatalized in the Romance language. In Provitan, -cl- -pl- and -l- palatalize.
   
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uct ➜ oit (as in ''fructus ''➜ ''froito'')
 
uct ➜ oit (as in ''fructus ''➜ ''froito'')
   
=== <u>Digraphs</u> ===
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==== <u>Digraphs</u> ====
 
Provitan has numerous digraphs that have special sounds
 
Provitan has numerous digraphs that have special sounds
   
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This kind of thing happens with most complex clusters however they are reduced when suffixes are added so that [cor] ➜ [cor'po.res]
 
This kind of thing happens with most complex clusters however they are reduced when suffixes are added so that [cor] ➜ [cor'po.res]
   
=== '''Stress''' ===
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==== '''Stress''' ====
 
Stress is very predictable in Provitan.
 
Stress is very predictable in Provitan.
   
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