Re: POR PAUPERE and PAVORE in Rhodrese
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 3, 2007, 8:11|
R A Brown wrote:
> The 4th decl. Latin _metus_ /me:tus/ "fear" (VL *meto) survived in the
> Iberian peninsular, where we have Spanish _miedo_ and Portuguese _medo_.
> Is this possible for Rhodrese?
Oh dear - I got the Latin quantities/qualities a bit wrong there :(
The Classical Latin was _metus_ /metus/ with both vowels short (the
genitive is _metus_ /metu:s/). The Vulgar Latin was, of course, *mEtU-
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.