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On the Recession of the Latin Accent in Connection with Monosyllabic Words and the Traditional Word-Order


Prof. Radford uses early Latin poetry to examine patterns of vowel quantity in early spoken Latin.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-629-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 380
Publication Date: Sep 23,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 56
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-629-9
$43.00

R.S. Radford addresses the difficult question of determining the probable cause of the frequent syllable-shortening which occurs in early Latin verse in connection with short monosyllables, i. e. sed illum', sed autem. This seeming violation of the rules of Latin metrics is actually an indication of the more fluid nature of vowel quantity in spoken Latin, and early Latin in particular. This essay provides a technical but satisfying examination of the ways in which older Latin may have functioned and is interesting to linguists and Latinists alike.

R.S. Radford addresses the difficult question of determining the probable cause of the frequent syllable-shortening which occurs in early Latin verse in connection with short monosyllables, i. e. sed illum', sed autem. This seeming violation of the rules of Latin metrics is actually an indication of the more fluid nature of vowel quantity in spoken Latin, and early Latin in particular. This essay provides a technical but satisfying examination of the ways in which older Latin may have functioned and is interesting to linguists and Latinists alike.

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R. S. Radford

  • II - ON THE RECESSION OF THE LATIN ACCENT IN CONNECTION WITH MONOSYLLABIC WORDS AND THE TRADITIONAL WORD-ORDER: PART I: INTRODUCTION AND PROBLEM (page 5)
  • II - ON THE RECESSION OF THE LATIN ACCENT IN CONNECTION WITH MONOSYLLABIC WORDS AND THE TRADITIONAL WORD-ORDER: PART II: THE LATIN ACCENT AND THE TRADITIONAL WORD-ORDER (page 21)
  • III - ON THE RECESSION OF THE LATIN ACCENT IN CONNECTION WITH MONOSYLLABIC WORDS AND THE TRADITIONAL WORD-ORDER: PART III: PLAUTINE USAGE IN DACTVLIC AND CRETIC GROUPS (page 39)