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LA SÉQUENCE VOCALIQUE –UI. QUELQUES ICONICITÉS ROMANES PARALLÈLES
THE VOCALIC SEQUENCE –UI. SOME PARALLEL ROMANCE ICONICITIES

Author(s): Romana Timoc-Bardy
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: aspect; case; dative; pronominal inflection; iconicity; vocalic hierarchy; motivation; sign; vocalic trajectory; suffix.

Summary/Abstract: The Vocalic Sequence –UI. Some Parallel Romance Iconicities. Following investigations and previous results (Timoc-Bardy, 1999, 2009), this paper examines the functioning of the vocalic hierarchy as a full syntagmatic trajectory ui, especially in two situations: the Romanian verbal suffix -ui and the Romance pronominal inflection -ui, preferred in Vulgar Latin, between which, iconic parallels are established. On this basis, more relevant solutions can be proposed for grammatical etymologies that have been insufficiently or not at all clarified (the Romanian secondary verbal suffixes - ui, - ăi, -ei, - âi, the popular form lu of the dative of the preposed definite article, for example).

  • Issue Year: 56/2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 147-153
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: French