Remarques sur les versions paléographique et critique du Cantar de Mio Cid


  • Witold Mańczak Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków



Cantar de Mio Cid, Old Spanish vide/vido, su/so, cuemo/quomo, “paradigmatic resistance to sound change”


Notes on Paleographic and Critical Versions of the Cantar de Mio Cid

According to Yakov Malkiel, Old Spanish forms vide < Latin vīdī and vido < vīdit are to be accounted for by what he calls “paradigmatic resistance to sound change”. The present writer believes that such a phenomenon does not exist, he examined all forms of the verb ver < vidēre in Cantar de Mio Cid and arrived at the conclusion that in the original version of the poem there were no forms with intervocalic -d-, while the forms vide, vido were arbitrarily introduced by Menéndez Pidal. The article also deals with the possessive pronouns mi/mio, su/so and forms like cuemo/quomo.


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How to Cite

Mańczak, Witold. 2011. “Remarques Sur Les Versions paléographique Et Critique Du Cantar De Mio Cid”. Studia Iberystyczne 10 (June):119-25.