Italian as a "Pure" Language

David L. White dlwhite at
Sun Mar 25 21:52:58 UTC 2001

>> The main advantage Italian has, to simplify a bit, is that it did not go
>> through the Great Vowel Shift.

> That might be simplifying a bit too much

        I admit I should have mentioned dialect mixture as a major
contributor to the problem.

Dr. David L. White

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