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Vowel Prosthesis in RomanceA Diachronic Study$
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Rodney Sampson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541157

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541157.001.0001

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I‐prosthesis

I‐prosthesis

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(p.53) 4 I‐prosthesis
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Vowel Prosthesis in Romance
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Rodney Sampson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541157.003.0004

This is the earliest and most familiar category of prosthesis and affects words beginning with [s] plus a consonant. Its origins and early development are first traced, exploring its geographical distribution, actualization, and possible causation. The varied medieval and modern outcomes across Romance are then systematically examined in a comparative‐historical perspective.

Keywords:   I‐prosthesis evolution, I‐prosthesis origins, I‐prosthesis and geographical incidence, I‐prosthesis causation, I‐prosthesis actualization, I‐prosthesis and Tuscan, I‐prosthesis and Walloon

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