Date: 18-Feb-2008 From: Roberto García <garzevrohotmail.com> Subject: Modern Bibliography: 'ser' vs. 'estar' in Old Spanish E-mail this message to a friend
Hello. I'd like to know if you can recommend me some new books or articles about the origin of the difference in verbs "ser" and "estar" in Spanish. I know that the difference is present also in Portuguese (and "gallego"), so I think that maybe the roots of this is in a big branch that includes the "galaico-portugués" and the "leonés" (which I've read is the basis of Spanish -"castellano"-).
According to Ricardo Carballo Calero, Portuguese and Spanish were originated as dialects of "gallego" and "leonés" respectively, which, in time, were originated from a "protorromance galaico". If his hypothesis were true, does it mean that the beginning of our structure ser-estar started in this "protorromance galaico"?
Thank you for your help and sorry for the Spanish words I haven't translated into English (I didn't know how to do it).