Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Lexember, Day 05: pêstra

I almost didn’t make it today, because there are Great Things Afoot, but I’ve been wanting to blather on about this for a bit now. 

There are two interesting sound changes going on here, as described, but there’s also the pronoun eu, which is roughly equivalent to Italian ci or French y, derived from earlier iu, ultimately from Latin ibī. (The sentence in the example translates literally to French j’y penserai or Italian ci penserò.)

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