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Re: R: Re: Digest 2 Apr

From:jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Thursday, April 5, 2001, 20:49
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., and in > 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/? Romanian rhotacism is entirely different; it results in a simple intervocalic /l/ becoming /r/, as in Lat sol(em) > Rom soare. Jesse S. Bangs "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


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