LINGUIST List 12.690

Tue Mar 13 2001

Qs: Phonology/It Borrowings, Obligatory Neg-raising

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  1. Rod McConchie, phonology of Italian borrowings in English
  2. Bertoli Sand, negation and modals in latin: non debere

Message 1: phonology of Italian borrowings in English

Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 09:52:44 +0200
From: Rod McConchie <Roderick.McConchieHelsinki.FI>
Subject: phonology of Italian borrowings in English

Does anyone know of any trisyllabic Italian borrowings in English, stressed
on the second syllable and with a first syllable CCV or CCVC, in which the V
is not now schwa? I am particularly interested in borrowings during the
renaissance, but any examples will be wecome. Not being a phonologist, I
would would greatly appreciate any suggestions, and will notify them to the
list. Thanks, Rod McConchie, University of Helsinki.
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Message 2: negation and modals in latin: non debere

Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:21:28 +0100
From: Bertoli Sand <bertosantalknet.de>
Subject: negation and modals in latin: non debere

I'm looking for literature or any kind of information about this issue:
in all romance languages you find the order neg + debere + Infinitive
as obligatory order, but in classic latin you could have also the order
debere + neg + Infinitive. Why and when became the order neg + debere +
Infinitive in passing from latin to romance obligatory? This phenomenon
is known as "obligatory neg-raising". If anyone has knowledge of
researches in this issues, dissertations, corpus-based analysis etc.
please contact me!!!

Cristina Bertoli Sand
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