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Title: Preiotarea în limba română
Other Titles: Preiotacisation in Romanian
Authors: Klimkowski, Tomasz
Keywords: pronunciation
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2014
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM
Citation: Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, 2014, vol. 41, nr 2 pp. 41-57
Abstract: This paper analyses the phenomenon of preiotacisation in Romanian, which consists in the prothesis of a semi-consonant [j] before the initial [e]. In fact, this is only an orthographic convention, because in most cases (eu, ele, ești, e, este, eram) the initial [je] segment is a proper diphthong of different origins that is written e, instead of ie, like in other words. Preiotacisation appears only in the pronouns el, ei and in the Old Romanian pronunciation of some borrowed words. The [j]-prothesis cannot be separated from other types of prothesis attested in the spoken language. This tendency is parallel to the similar phenomenon from Slavic languages and possibly was developed under their influence.
DOI: 10.14746/strop2014.412.004
ISBN: 978-83-232-2703-8
ISSN: 0137-2475
eISSN 2084-4158
Appears in Collections:Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, 2014, vol. 41, nr 2

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