A History of the Spanish Language through Texts by Christopher Pountain

By Christopher Pountain

A heritage of the Spanish Language via Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the center a long time to the current day. Pountain explores a variety of texts from poetry, via newspaper articles and political records, to a Bunuel movie script and a love letter. With keypoints and a cautious indexing and cross-referencing procedure this booklet can be utilized as a freestanding historical past of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

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Morir ˘ RI¯RE, but the classical form of the verb is very obviously derived from Lat. MO ˘ RI¯ [MO ˘ RI˘OR], which was deponent (a class of verbs which were always was MO passive in form). MORI¯RE was an analogical non-deponent form. Another complication is that a Romance word may be traced back to an unattested morphological derivative of an attested Latin word. A well-known example of this is Sp. compañero, which has parallels in other Romance ¯ NIS languages (Fr. compagnon, It. compagno). It is most probably based on the root PA ¯ ˘ ‘bread’ with the prefix COM- added; in the Spanish case, the suffix ARIU[S] is also added.

And we accept as a price or exchange from you . . that is, the farm on the boundary of Castile called Tovera, . . ) . . lands, houses, market gardens, apple orchards with meadowlands, pasturelands . ) . . and the land and the apple orchard which is by the river which flows from Las Caderechas. 1 It is clear that a number of expected Romance phenomena are not entirely represented by the spelling of this document. 17), but is not consistently indicated (terras || MSp. 3 and 12; serra || MSp. 9; nostra || MSp.

275). 3, in infinitives). Keypoint: final -e (p. 273). 21) < Lat. SE˘DE˘A seamos. 3). 1) that diphthongisation of Lat. /o˘ / is evidenced in this text, and similarly there is evidence for Lat. /e˘/ having diphthongised to ˘ LOS, the analog[je] (tienet < Lat. TE˘NET [TE˘NE˘O], sieculos < Lat. 20). 15 below. Keypoints: vowels (p. 296); gender (p. 275). 20) < Lat. 15 below). Keypoint: consonant groups (p. 267). 21) is the ‘reduced’ infinitival form of Lat. FACE˘RE [FACI˘O] typical of the eastern Peninsular dialects (cf.

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