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Re: Ladino Proverbs and Sayings (Waaay long!)

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Saturday, December 11, 1999, 18:44
On Fri, 10 Dec 1999, FFlores wrote:

>Thanks a lot! And Christophe, you guessed! :) >I can probably add one more word from this 'paradigm', which I've >noticed right now: _femina_ > _hembra_ (and we still have _f=E9mina_ >as a very pompous word for 'woman' -- that's a nice pair which I'd >never guessed myself...). >
You're welcome. You get this kind of thing a lot in Spanish, where the real Latin word had mutated into Spanish, and then some bespectacled intellectual, who thinks that the colloquial term isn't good enough, will dredge up Latin terms which in time become your "pompous" words. And they too get worn down after long usage. Like hondo/fondo, foco/hogar. Padraic.
> >--Pablo Flores > >