Anton Sherwood bronto at
Wed Apr 11 02:20:31 UTC 2001

Rich Alderson wrote:
> On another note:  Recently I ran across the term Sabellic
> as a cover for what I was taught to think of as Umbrian. . . .
> Is Sabellic even used by anyone other than the single
> author in whose work I encountered it?

For whatever it's worth, L.R.Palmer <The Latin Language> (1954) says:
"In addition to Oscan and Umbrian we have some slight evidence of the
dialects of the lesser tribes of central Italy which are sometimes
conveniently grouped under the name `Sabellian'.  These include the
dialects of the Paeligni, the Parrucini, and the Vestini, all of which
closely resemble Oscan."

Anton Sherwood  --  br0nt0 at  --

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