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Title: Grammaire Savoyarde
Written By: Victor Duret
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Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 171
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Une grammaire savoyarde manquait à la série des travaux exécutés sur les patois de France ; il restait une zone inexplorée dans ce domaine où apparaissent du Nord au Sud les transitions graduelles de la vieille langue d’oil à la vieille langue d’oc, toutes deux foncièrement d’origine latine. Le savoyard, par ses mots et par ses flexions, par la texture de sa phrase, par ses règles de sa syntaxe, appartient à la grande famille des langues romanes. Pour la phonétique, ce dialecte roman conserve des formes intermédiaires aux sons rudes et sourds du septentrion et aux sons doux et clairs du midi. Il y a en outre mille nuances peu sensibles, mille détails imperceptibles à quinconque n’est pas un indigène, dans la parole vivante qui s’emploie dans une même province, selon que le peuple habite la plaine ou la montagne, ou le bord d’un lac; et cette différence d’intonation nasale ou gutturale se remarque souvent d’un village au village voisin. (Adapté de la preface).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
French Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Francoprovençal
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ISBN-13: 9783862883226
Pages: 91
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