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Re: Ladino Proverbs and Sayings (Waaay long!)

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Saturday, December 11, 1999, 1:47
Padraic Brown <pbrown@...> wrote:
>=20 > It's a regular development from hominem. The sounds change like this: > -min- -> -mn- -> -mr- -> -mbr-. The b is a "glide consonant". > Compare: >=20 > famine hambre > homine hombre > stamine estambre > ferrumine herrumbre > consuetumine costumbre > multitumine muchedumbre
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...). --Pablo Flores