Re: [tied] Re: for Alvin

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14359
Date: 2002-08-17

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". In
>the non-transferred sense of "child", ie. "that which is being
>suckled" it is, according to the dictionaries I consulted, only known
>in poetic language or in the "silver age" writers, ie. later than the
>conquest of Dacia.

Assuming the objection is meant to be "later than the loss of Dacia": so what?
Romanian does not continue the Latin of Roman Dacia.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal