The Italic Languages: Volscian
Volscian is an Italic language in the Osco-Umbrian family. Its forms can be said to be more closely related to Umbrian
The Volscian alphabet is derived from an early Latinate alphabet.
P in place of /qu/: Volsc. pis, Lat. quis.
Monophthongization of diphthongs as in Umbrian: Volsc. declune, Lat. Declonae.
Loss of final /d/ as in Umbrian.
Ç for /k/ (assibilation) before front vowels as in Umbrian: Volsc. façia, Lat. faciat.
medix, a type of magistrate, meddix.
tota-, city, state, public.
Sample Inscription: the Tabula Veliterna
deue declune statom. sepis atahus, pis uelestrom
façia esaristrom se bim asif, uesclis uinu arpatitu
sepis toticu couehriu sepu, ferom pihom estu.
ec se cosuties ma ca tafanies medix sistiatiens.
Evolution | Viteliu