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Title: Introduction a l’Études des Dialectes du Pays Romand
Written By: C. Ayer
URL: http://lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM fasimile collection 13
Description:

Introduction a l’Études des Dialectes du Pays Romand

C. Ayer

[…] Il s’ensuivit dans L’Émulation, revue qui se publiait à Fribourg, une
polémique plus intéressante pour le littérateur que pour le philologue, mais qui
me donna l’idée, un peu téméraire alors, d’une étude comparée de nos
dialectes de la Suisse romande, embrassant à la fois grammaire, le
vocabulaire et l’histoire de ces dialectes. C'est le travail, fruit de longues et
laborieuses recherches, que je me décide enfin à mettre au jour. J’ai été
devancé, il y a quelques années seulement, par deux écrivains suisses[…],
quelques remarquables que soient les publications de ces deux jeunes
savants, elles ne rendent pas mon ouvrage inutile ou superflu; au contraire,
et pour s’en convaincre, il suffira de lire le présent mémoire qui lui servira
d’introduction en même temps qu’ill doit preparer la voie à dàutres travaux
linguistiques, en donnant au romand ce que lui a manqué jusqu’ici, c’est-à-
dire une orthographe rationelle qui puisse s’appliquer à tous ses dialectes,
chose presque nécessaire si l’on veut que la methode scientifique remplace
enfin l’empirisme dan l’étude comparative de nos idiomes populaires (de la
préface).

Table de matières: I. Le romand et sa place parmi les langues romanes. II.
Classification des dialectes romands. III. Les sons du romand et leur
transcription. IV Les lettres romandes (voyelles pures, voyelles nasales,
diphtongues, consonnes, gutturales, palatales, linguales, dentales, labiales,
liquides). V. Histoire des lettres latines (voyelles, vonsonnes). VI. Accent
tonique, quantité. VII. Résumé. VIII Application (Ranz dis Vaćes, Les
Ćevreirs, La Ćançon dou Vitoriös).

This re-edition has been published as no 13 in the LINCOM facsimile
collection. Written in French. Orginally published by the Académie de
Neuchatel, 1878. Author’s affiliation: Professor and rector of the Académie de
Neuchatel.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880812
Pages: 42
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