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Disa veçori arkaike në veprën e De Radës
Archaic elements in the work of De Rada

Author(s): Kolec Topalli
Subject(s): Poetry, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Albanian Literature
Published by: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike
Keywords: De Rada; archaic elements; Albanian literature; poetry;

Summary/Abstract: De Rada is the greatest arbëresh poet and one of the classical of Albanian literature. His work is of valuable contribution in relation to Albanian history as well. He utilizes archaic words with great interest for their etymology. From a phonetic point of view, the poet reveals dialectal traits found in regions where Albanian is spoken, especially in Arbëresh dialect as well as in other regions, especially the southern ones. Of particular interest are some grammatical forms, which have existed in an early stage of Albanian language and are stored in the work of the great arbëresh poet. These archaic grammatical forms are also found in the works of other old authors; therefore, a comparative study among them helps to sketch the general framework of the development of Albanian in the earliest period of its development.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 31-38
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Albanian