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Title: Proto-Romance syllable structure
Authors: Cull, Naomi
Keywords: Linguistics;Romance languages;Proto-Romance language;Historical linguistics;Phonology;Grammar, Comparative and general--Syllable;Latin language;Linguistic change
Issue Date: Sep-1992
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Cull, N. (1992). Proto-Romance syllable structure. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 15(Fall), 35-72.
Abstract: In this paper I am going to argue that Pre-Latin and Proto-Romance shared the same syllable structure and that Classical Latin was innovative. I believe both Pre-Latin and Proto-Romance had the syllable structure VC$CV and that in the case of certain consonant clusters, this shifted in Classical Latin to become V$CCV in order to improve the syllabic contact. Thus it is from this Proto-Romance and Pre-Latin syllable structure that the modem Romance languages are derived and on which some important later phonological processes are based.
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 15, Fall 1992

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