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- noun Spanish before the middle of the 1500s.
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- proper noun Early form of the
Spanishlanguage that was spoken on the Iberian Peninsula from the 10th century until roughly the beginning of the 15th century, before a consonantic readjustment gave rise to the evolution of Modern Spanish.
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For example, in Old Spanish several words like rapoza "fox", cán "dog", hiniestra window" and "Rovrico "Roderick" competed with zorro, perro, ventana and Rodrigo but the latter four eventually won out in Modern Spanish.
Jornada del Muerto, Dead Man's Journey, it used to be called by the Old Spanish.
SCENE: _The main room of an Old Spanish tavern, Segura, Spain.
Latin initial h was valueless in V.L. and usually was not written in Old Spanish (Lat. habere, O.Sp. aver, modern haber); its appearance in the modern speech is due to an unnecessary etymological restoration.
This ostensibly historical compilation became, in the form given to it by Alfonso and his assistants and in the later redactions made of it, a veritable storehouse of Old Spanish epic poetry.
A characteristic change in really popular words is that of Latin initial f (except before l, r, and ue) into a strong aspirate h sound, still incorrectly denoted by f in the Old Spanish period.
Hiatus was common in Old Spanish, except when the first of two words was the definite article, a personal pronoun-object or the preposition _de_; or when the vowels were the same.
Here the unfortunate Captain Gunnison, in 1853, passed over on his way to his doom, and here, too, the Old Spanish
Moreover, the Old Spanish version which was made in 1251 probably was also the work of the Jewish school of translators established in Toledo by Alfonso.
 Also written "pederero" -- from Old Spanish _pedra_, "a stone;" so named because of the use of stone for balls, before iron balls were invented; a swivel-gun.
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