Re: Romance Pequeno (correction)

From: tolgs001
Message: 31705
Date: 2004-04-03

> BTW, Aromanian m-word is "├▒icu" (also spelt "njicu" in some AR
>texts or "n'icu" in most Romanian linguistical works).
>
> Regards,
> Marius Iacomi

Also in Romanian subdialects, [n~ik, n~ic&, n~ic^],
but with the meaning of <mic> vanished because of
the homophonous contracted form of <nimic> "nothing"
-> <n~ic, n~ic&>, and <n(~)ici> "neither & nor."

However, in Romanian Northern subdialects, <mn~ic,
-&, -c^i> in some areas still. The [mn~+i] thing
is typical in those areas of words such as <mireasa,
miresuca> "bride", <miel> "lamb". (The South-Romanian
subdialects don't have or have lost this phonetic
occurrence that still exists in Northern Transylvania
and Northern Moldavia and which much resembles its
counterpart in the Aromanian dialect.)

George