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Query Details


Query Subject:   Nonce formations in Italian
Author:   Elmar Schafroth
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s):  Italian


Query:   I am looking for Italian verbs ending in -acchiare, -icchiare or -ucchiare.
My special interest is focused on verbs of this type which cannot be
found in the dictionaries. If anyone remembers such a nonce formation
of his own or of someone else, eg. ''veducchaire'' (from ''vedere'') or
''sciacchaire'' (from ''sciare''), please let me know.

Thanks a lot

Elmar Schafroth, University of Augsburg

Dr. Elmar Schafroth
c/o Romanische Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Augsburg
Universitaetsstr. 10
D-86135 AUGSBURG

Tel.: (0821) 598-5738
Fax.: (0821) 598-5501
LL Issue: 8.260
Date posted: 23-Feb-1997



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