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By Christopher Pountain

A historical past of the Spanish Language via Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the center a long time to the current day. Pountain explores quite a lot of texts from poetry, via newspaper articles and political records, to a Bunuel movie script and a love letter. With keypoints and a cautious indexing and cross-referencing procedure this booklet can be utilized as a freestanding background of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

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1 It is clear that a number of expected Romance phenomena are not entirely represented by the spelling of this document. 17), but is not consistently indicated (terras || MSp. 3 and 12; serra || MSp. 9; nostra || MSp. 2). 18) ← (Lat. 9 below) but a semi-etymological spelling remains in Kadrectas || MSp. 18); even the most elementary combinations of consonant + [j] are represented in the Latin way (uineas || MSp. 3). Lenition is not represented: collato || MSp. 8), latus || MSp. 3). Keypoints: vowels (p.

Teja, and FI˘BU 16 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 45 46 47111 Latin and Romance not survive at all in Spanish (hebilla with the same meaning ‘buckle’, ‘clasp’ derives ˘ LA, and fíbula ‘fíbula’, ‘brooch’ from Lat. FI˘BE˘LLA, which is based on √FI˘BU ˘ OS [TU ˘ US] is of learned origin). 14) corresponding to Latin TU probably also reflects the same merger. 9) corresponding to Lat. DI¯MI¯SI [DI˘MITTO]. Keypoints: vowels (p.

MORI¯RE was an analogical non-deponent form. Another complication is that a Romance word may be traced back to an unattested morphological derivative of an attested Latin word. A well-known example of this is Sp. compañero, which has parallels in other Romance ¯ NIS languages (Fr. compagnon, It. compagno). It is most probably based on the root PA ¯ ˘ ‘bread’ with the prefix COM- added; in the Spanish case, the suffix ARIU[S] is also added. Whilst all these elements are known from attested Latin words, the particu¯ NI˘A ¯ RI˘U[S] remains conjectural.

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