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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- Sorry. -- Ray ================================== ================================== Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu. There's none too old to learn. [WELSH PROVERB}