LINGUIST List 14.2184

Mon Aug 18 2003

Qs: Old Latin; Latin; Old French

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  1. Ric Morris, Old Latin vowel deletion
  2. Ric Morris, Latin verb class ratios/stats
  3. Ric Morris, Old French phoneme frequency

Message 1: Old Latin vowel deletion

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:53:08 +0000
From: Ric Morris <rmorrismtsu.edu>
Subject: Old Latin vowel deletion

I am searching for either examples of or an authoritative source on
the deletion of vowels in Old or even later Latin.

e.g. amao --> amo, amaem --> amem
quaero --> quero (Spanish quiero)
caid- --> cid-
(other examples of deletion after ''a''? After other vowels? Contextually or otherwise?)

I will post a follow-up of responses in digest form.

Thanks,

Ric Morris
Spanish/Linguistics
Middle Tennessee State University 
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Message 2: Latin verb class ratios/stats

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:56:19 +0000
From: Ric Morris <rmorrismtsu.edu>
Subject: Latin verb class ratios/stats

I'm searching for real statistics for one or more parts of the
Classical Latin period for type/token frequency of verbs by class (I,
II, III, IV); i.e. how many I verbs (types/tokens), II verbs, etc.
Any ideas?

Ric Morris
Spanish/Linguistics
Middle Tennessee State University 
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Message 3: Old French phoneme frequency

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:59:33 +0000
From: Ric Morris <rmorrismtsu.edu>
Subject: Old French phoneme frequency

Any recommended sources for Old French phoneme (not grapheme) token
frequency? ca. 1000-1500? Will compile replies and repost.

Thanks,

Ric Morris
Spanish/Linguistics
Middle Tennessee State Universityr 
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