Questioni lessicali ruzantianePDF
This short essay explores some lexical obscurities drawn from Ruzante’s works by trying to explain them from different perspectives: assessing their philological and linguistic plausibility, investigating their meaning, their etymology, and their possible semantic and phono-morphological drift. The debated cases were selected as examples of different types: very rare vernacular items, author’s coining and items that are certified by dubious manuscript lessons.
Keywords: Ruzante. Paduan vernacular. Lexical obscurities. Etymology. Meanings.
Language: itSubmitted: Sept. 7, 2017 Accepted: Oct. 10, 2017 Published: Dec. 20, 2017