Survival of the suffix -unz(a) in Northern Italian and Romantsch
Source TitleVox Romanica
University of Melbourne Author/sHajek, John
AffiliationArts: Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Arts: Department of French and Italian Studies
Document TypeJournal (Paginated)
CitationsHajek, J. (1988). Survival of the suffix -unz(a) in Northern Italian and Romantsch. Vox Romanica, 47, 103-107.
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The suffix -unz(a) is restricted in distribution and disappearing in Northern Italian dialects, whereas it is thriving in Romantsch spoken in Switzerland. This difference suggests the suffix is increasingly used by Romantsch speakers as emblematic of their distinctive language and culture.
KeywordsRomantsch; Northern Italian dialects; productive suffix
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