By Germen J. de Haan; Jarich Koekstra, Willem Visser, and Goffe Jensma (editors)

ISBN-10: 902725544X

ISBN-13: 9789027255440

During this quantity, Germen de Haan supplies a multi-faceted view of the syntax, sociolinguistics, and phonology of West-Frisian. the writer discusses exact features of the syntax of verbs in Frisian: finiteness and Verb moment, embedded root phenomena, the verbal complicated, verbal complementation, and complementizer contract. simply because Frisian has minority language prestige and is of curiosity to sociolinguists, the writer stories the linguistic alterations in Frisian less than the effect of the dominant Dutch language and, extra regularly, displays on the best way to take care of contact-induced swap in grammar. eventually, in 3 phonological articles, the writer discusses nasalization in Frisian, the putatively symmetrical vowel stock of Frisian, and the difference among schwa + sonorant consonants and syllabic sonorant consonants.

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The language known as Old Frisian is recorded in manuscripts from about 1300 to 1500, and might be more properly described as Middle Frisian. A. Campbell (1959: 2) 1. Introduction It is quite common to distinguish the following stages in the history of Frisian: 1 (1) before ca 1275: ca 1275-1550: ca 1550---1800: ca 1800--present: Pre-Old Frisian; Old Frisian; ca 1275-1400: Classical Old Frisian; ca 1400-1550: Post-Classical Old Frisian; Charter Frisian Middle Frisian Modern Frisian 1. See, for example, Miedema (1968: 123), and Arhammar (1995: 72), although the former uses different labels for the stages involved, see below.

Sing. masc. , -isk/-esk, and the prefixes bi-/be-, ti-/te- (also to-). 2 In Old Germanic, unstressed syllables can be preceded by (stressed) short and long syllables. A short syllable consists of a short vowel; a long syllable consists of a long vowel (or diphthong), or short vowel followed by a long consonant (or consonant cluster): 19 (9) a. b. c. V),/CV... )0 : .. 'i'V)cr(CV... VC;) 0 (Cy... )0 : mete [met;}] '(I) measure' mete [mert;}] '(I) meet' mette [met;}] '(I) met' In the Middle Germanic languages, the short syllable type (9a) has disappeared word-internally, as a consequence of open syllable lengthening of the short vowel.

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