75 Up to nearly 400 items in the Granadan dialect however as many of these

75 up to nearly 400 items in the granadan dialect

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75 Up to nearly 400 items in the Granadan dialect; however, as many of these appear to be scarcely integrated, a sound operating basis for any comparison may be set at around 330; see C ORRIENTE 1981: 5-6, fn. 3 and C ORRIENTE 1992: 142, with figures and rates on which we relied mostly for our assessment in C ORRIENTE 2007b, our last writing on this topic. 76 As in the case of Al-Andalus, made famous by the lamentations of Álvaro de Cordova, the shift of language allegiances even among the Christians was particularly irritating for the clergy. This is illustrated by a very similar text, quotes by M AC C OULL , 66, which we take from B EHNSTEDT & W OIDICH ’s unp. article, as it deserves attention, particularly for the study of the situation among the Mozarabs: “They have abandoned the beautiful Coptic language in which the Holy Spirit spoke through the mouths of our fathers; they teach their children from infancy to speak Arabic, and be proud of it, right inside the sanctuary … Woe to every Christian who teaches his son from childhood the language of the hijra , making him forget the language of his ancestors …. All at this time are abandoning this (Coptic) language to speak Arabic and glory in it, up to the point where one would not know them for Christians anymore, but would take them for barbarians. And those of al- FL5200 a Á∏ d who still know and speak Coptic are looked down upon and harmed by their Christian brothers … When Christians shall dare to speak the
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Federico Corriente 114 different in the Iberian Peninsula, where Latin, Low Latin and Romance preserved their usefulness for contacts with Christian lands. b) The semantic fields in which borrowing took place are similar in both cases, i.e., Christian religious terms (cf., for AA, ta “holyday”, ánt “Saint”, injánya “consecration of a church”, pa ríq “patriarch”, also Jewish unúga “synagogue”), craft jargons ( u í úp “tow”, duntál “ploughshare- bed”, fúrka “pitch-fork”, firrá “dye from rust of iron”, la amá “mortar”), tools and instruments ( iskirfá í “rake; scraper”, buqurníyya “two-headed anvil”, barrína “gimlet”, ana “mallet”, pála “shovel”), calendar months ( ibráyr “February”, apríl “April”, dujánbir “December”), wheather conditions ( í ír í “cold northerly wind”, í íqa “fog”, labá í “south-east wind”), measures ( líqwa “lee”), 77 animal and plant names ( i ® ríl “cricket”, a búra “red bream”, í iqála “cicada”, í írba “hind”, dilfín “dolphin”, mur í íqal “bat”; búda “reed-mace”, í ír í a “holly-oak”, apapáwra “poppy”), clothing items ( fáyja “sash”, pullú a “petticoat”, pár ® a “hempen sandal”, kanbú “veil”, káppa “cloak”, appá “shoe”), cookery ( í a íí án “to parboil”, mirkás “sausage”, pulyá “porridge”, púyya “uncooked loaf given as fee for the baking” ) and household items ( urún “basket”, libríl ”glazed earthenware tub”, qum ál
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