Chico ([tied] Re: Romance Pequeno, Pequeño [...])

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 31763
Date: 2004-04-07

--- In, "m_iacomi" <m_iacomi@...> wrote:

> Summing up, "pl-" can yield Spanish "pl-" or "ll-", but never
> Spanish "ch-" as in "chico". So *piclu > *plicu [> Sp. *plico
> :-)] is a series which doesn't lead to an existen word, hence
> no reason for assuming this series of reconstructed items ever
> existed.

Unless you think it might be a loan from Portuguese.