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A grammar of Friulian

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 26, 2001, 23:42
When checking (I do that regularly), the page: (an extraordinary resource of web-
grammars of languages all over the world, regularly updated), I found a grammar
of Friulian (the first page about Friulian I could find in English):

AFAIK, Friulian is a Romance language, of the Rumantsh subgroup (one of the
Romance languages spoken in Switserland IIRC). I think it's an extremely
interesting grammar to look at, because this Romance language is like no
other :)) . It keeps length distinctions in stressed syllables, and marks
subject agreement on the verb not only by verbal endings but also by mandatory
clitics (exactly like Spoken French, but the written language follows this rule
too), which disappear only in some precise environments. Another interesting
feature is that the digraphs 'cj' and 'gj' mark palatal stops! (though they are
simple affricates in some dialects)

Anyway, look at it, I think it's quite interesting.


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