R: Re: R: Re: Digest 2 Apr
|Date:||Friday, April 6, 2001, 19:27|
> Mangiat sikayal:
> > > I don't know. There's some pretty weird stuff out there, like s > r,
> > > which is attested multiple times, but which I can't justify in my own
> > > mind.
> > That's rhotacism. It happened in Latin, for istance:
> I know what it's called. I just said that it makes little sense to me.
> > honos 'honour' NOM.
> > honos + em > honorem 'honour' ACC.
> > /l/ > /r/ is another type of rothacism, attested inRumanian, i.e., andin
> > the variety of Italian spoken in Rome:
> > 'il lato' (the side) is realized as /er 'lado/
> This looks like dissimilation to me, although it is rhotic. Does this
> occur when the next word begins with something other than another /l/?
'il meglio' (the best) /er mejo/
> Romanian rhotacism is entirely different; it results in a simple
> intervocalic /l/ becoming /r/, as in Lat sol(em) > Rom soare.
> Jesse S. Bangs firstname.lastname@example.org
> "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are
> perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in
> frightful danger of seeing it for the first time."
> --G.K. Chesterton