Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 8 Volume 14

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 8 Volume 14

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Excerpt: ...sae, sale; see Arch. i. 296-298, 536). Emilia also preserves it in very extensive use: Modenese ander, andare; ariveda, arrivata; pec, pace; Faenzan parle, parlare and parlato; parleda, parlata; ches, caso; &c. The phenomenon, in company with other Gallo-Italian and more specially Emilian characteristics extends to the valley of the Metauro, and even passes to the opposite side of the Apennines, spreading on both banks of the head stream of the Tiber and through the valley of the Chiane: hence the types artrover, ritrovare, porteto, portato, &c., of the Perugian and Aretine dialects (see infra C. 3, b). In the phenomenon of a passing into e (as indeed, the Gallo-Italic evolution of other Latin vowels) special distinctions would require to be drawn between bases in which a (not standing in position) precedes a non-nasal consonant (e.g. amato), and those which have a before a nasal: and in the latter case there would be a non-positional subdivision (e.g. fame, pane) and a positional one (e.g. quanto, amando, campo); see Arch. i. 293 sqq. This leads us to the nasals, a category of sounds comprising other Gallo-Italic characteristics. There occurs more or less widely, throughout all the sections of the system, and in different gradations, that
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