Re: [tied] Re: Misra, Bryant and Indigenous-Nationalist Conflation
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
I wouldn't expect that kind of effect.
Within a small geographical area you won't have much dialectal diversity. Latin
must have expanded well beyond the immediate vicinity of Rome before it began to
undergo fragmentation into regional varieties. That's why I wrote "Italy" rather
than "Greater Rome".
----- Original Message -----
> There's _a lot_ of dialectal variation in Italy, and
some of it still reflects dialectal splits within early Romance (rather than
purely inner-Italian divisions).
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 6:12 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Misra, Bryant and Indigenous-Nationalist
I don't doubt that, the question was
whether you find greater linguistic diversity near Rome than in any other