Nasal Vowel Evolution in Romance

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Drawing on a wide range of philological and linguistic materials, Rodney Sampson provides for the first time a detailed comparative study tracing the rise and pattern of the evolution of nasal vowels in Romance; a family of language in which vowel nasalization has been richly represented. Developments across all the standard varieties and some non-standard varieties are considered, enabling broad characteristics of vowel nasalization in Romance to be identified.
 

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Sampson you beautiful human being, I have been searching for weeks for an explanation I can quote as to why Latin ūna changes to Portuguese uma. Thank you.

Contents

Vowel Nasalization in Romance
32
The Latin Background
41
French
53
NonStandard Varieties of langue doïl
113
Occitan
138
Catalan and Spanish
158
GalicianPortuguese
175
RhetoRomance
219
Sardinian and Corsican
282
Romanian Balkan Romance
298
Retrospect and Prospects
339
Maps
351
Bibliography
367
Subject index
389
Index of localities
411
Copyright

ItaloRomance
235

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About the author (1999)

Rodney Sampson, Senior Lecturer in Romance Philology, University of Bristol.

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