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Re: More changes in Montreiano :)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 20, 2000, 15:08
En réponse à Roger Mills <romilly@...>:

> > Ital. vecchio (Port. velho)-- I'm not sure of the Proto Romance or Latin > either, but Ital. suggests a consonant+/l/ cluster, not */...ilV.../.... > Maybe something based on Lat. vetus (?) ???*vetulu-. Cf. Engl. > veteran; > Span. and Ital vetusto 'ancient'. > (My Ital. dictionary also gives vegliardo 'old man'-- I'd suspect a > borrowing from Fr. vieillard (spelling?) ) >
Spelling correct! Indeed, it looks very suspiciously like a borrowing from French, unless endings in -ardo are common in Italian. Christophe.