A History of the French Language Through Texts by Wendy Ayres-Bennett PDF

By Wendy Ayres-Bennett

ISBN-10: 0415099994

ISBN-13: 9780415099998

This new heritage of the French language permits the reader to work out how the language has advanced for themselves. It combines texts and extracts with a readable and certain statement permitting the language to be considered either synchronically and diachronically. center texts diversity from the 9th century to the current day spotlight relevant beneficial properties of the language, while a number shorter texts illustrate specific issues. The inclusion of non-literary, in addition to literary texts serves to demonstrate a few of the many sorts of French even if in criminal, clinical, epistolatory, administrative or liturgical or in additional well known domain names, together with makes an attempt to symbolize spoken utilization. this is often crucial analyzing for the undergraduate pupil of French.

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Minna indinthe! folche! i. o|maduo. indimit luheren uuillon imo | ce! ) iut|hing nege gango. ervat. Et karlu! meo! Silodhu|uig! agrament. tanit. i ioreturnar non | lint poi!. neio neneul! cui contra lodhu|uuig nun li iuer. eo returnar | int poi!. in nulla a (Oba karl theneid. uor gelei tit. uor forbrih|chit. obi hina ne! iruuen denne mag. noh | ih noh theronoh hein thenihe! iruuendenmag | uuidhar karle imoce follu! , 1932), p. 1. Reproduced by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library.

4) < diabolem (Fr. deable). In line 19 we find lo where we might expect la; this is probably best explained as a simple slip rather than as a regional feature. 3) (

1), potere>podir (l. 3), sacramentum>sagrament (l. 11) etc. In other items the next stage of the assimilatory process is also indicated, that is when the tongue is no longer raised enough to make a complete closure in the oral cavity thereby producing a fricative: cata una>cadhuna ["] (l. 5), sapere>savir (l. 3); adjutare>aiudha (l. 4). This suggests that the spellings of the first group may be conservative. In the case of ego>eo, io the intervocalic g has completely disappeared. g. inde>int, l.

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