> On Sat, 17 Aug 2002 09:57:14 -0000, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...>wrote:
> >> Rom. <fir> is simply Latin <fi:lum> "thread". Fata (< feata <
> >feta) "girl" is
> >> Latin fe:ta (the feminine of fetus/foetus), and fetelor < fe:tae
> >illorum. No
> >> Dacian there.
> >Fet-us/-a is the past passive participle of PIE *dHei- "suckle".
> >the non-transferred sense of "child", ie. "that which is beingknown
> >suckled" it is, according to the dictionaries I consulted, only
> >in poetic language or in the "silver age" writers, ie. later thanthe
> >conquest of Dacia.Dacia": so what?
> Assuming the objection is meant to be "later than the loss of
> Romanian does not continue the Latin of Roman Dacia.Oh. I thought from an earlier reference that both Albanian and
> Miguel Carrasquer Vidal