Re: [tied] Evolution, Answer

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 17175
Date: 2002-12-14

On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 10:07:37 +0100, alexmoeller@... wrote:

>catsea= bitch.Cf DEX= from "catella" which en fine , point semanticlay .
>The rules will work for "little dog" which is "cãtsel" from "catelus"
>with short "e".

catellus and catella both have short e.

>>> tenere= e+nasal expected tine not tsine
>> The infinitive is analogical after the present tense:
>> ténet > tiéne > tzíne.
>hmmm.. it isnt.

It is.

>There are subtantivs like country= "tsinut" which will
>mean in the latin theory this is from a participium of "tsine". Has
>tough the same form with "ts". It is hard to speak as romanian "tienut"
>or "tiene". This sounds already " foreign" but theoreticaly your
>derivation tenet > tiene > tzine is possible. Tugh very short time for
>it. As the slavs came the process was alerady done. That is what is
>weierd here. The slavs came pretty early and the process was "done".
>That means that all this happened in the 200 years which is hard to

200 years is ten generations. Plenty of time.

>>> It seems the stress is the one who makes everything .
>> No.
>could you explain why not the stres is the one who make the

Because i/y always cause palatalization, regardless of stress. It's
Early Romance open /E/ (from Latin short /e/ and /ae/) which becomes
/ie/ only when stressed.

>Well, they are included in other rules. "pit" is not a word in


Miguel Carrasquer Vidal