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The Origin & Evolution Of The Word Mevli

This would be the how the word Mevli came about:
(The word 'mevli' is one of the only words which have entered Llanito from Balearic Catalan (Minorcans came to Gibraltar during the 18th century))

MÈRVIL (mεr'βiɫ)
(Balearic Catalan for a 'marble')

EVOLVED INTO

MEVLI ('mevli) / ('meβli)
(the open 'è' becomes a closed 'e')
(the 'r' is dropped)
(the 'l' and 'i' switch places)

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