Outlines of French Historical Grammar; With Representative French Texts

Outlines of French Historical Grammar; With Representative French Texts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...pucet, pucent, but puisions, puisiez, the result is that voiced forms are preferred. acutiare aguis, aguces, agucet, agucent, but agui sions, aguisiez. apetitiare apetis, apetices, apeticet, apeticent, but apetisions, apetisiez. atitiare atis, atices, aticet, aticent, but atisions, atisiez. minutiare menuis, menuces, menucet, but menui sions, menuisiez. platiare plais (cp. 162 II.), places, placent, but plaisions, plaisiez; here the substantive place platea decided for the forms with voiceless consonant. Note.--Although many of these forms with voiceless consonant are, for central French, merely hypothetical, we have good grounds for assuming them owing to forms in Picard, where c sch (cp. 57 iv), thus--preces = pic. preches, etc., aticespic. atiches, apetice pic., apetiche. In pic., too, we find that in levelling out the opposite has taken place and we have apetichier, atichier, etc. 259. Verb stem in gn (cp. 152). regnare should have given reign, reignes, reignet, reignent, but renons, renez, and inf. rener. Very few forms like renons, senons, (signare) are to be found, whereas the inf. rener, assener (assignare) are very common. In ofr. already one finds that levelling has taken place in favour of gn ji forms. 200. Verb stem in lip cons. + r (cp. 174). deliberare should have given according to rule delivTe, delivres, delivret, but deleurons, deleurez (cp. auronne, peuree 169 ii). 26l. Verb stem in x + cons. (cp. 147). approximdre should show approisme, approismes, approismet, but approsmons. There are traces of this development, but approismier has been preferred. 262. Verb stems in gr (cr) (cp. 150). flagrare should show fiaire, flaires, flairet, flairent, but flarons, ...show more

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