Re: [tied] Re: latin viridis (it was green albanian)

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 18173
Date: 2003-01-27

On Sun, 26 Jan 2003 20:37:58 +0100, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>

>Is this "e" from verdia the "e" which is today to find in "verde" or is
>an another vowel?

Modern Romanian, like modern Spanish, does not distinguish between
open /E/ and closed /e/ [Spanish /e/ tends towards the closed variety,
I'm not sure about Romanian], but the difference is still present in
Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, French and Italian. (In Catalan the
distinction is actually inverted: Romance /E/ > /e/ and Romance /e/ >

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal