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.
> 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.