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American English
What was the Vulgar Latin form of Friuli? It's Italianised from Friulian Friûl, itself from Latin Forum Iulii therefor in Vulgar Latin it it was *Foriulii? Based on the french toponym Forez from Forum Segusiavorum I suspect there was an "o" that was dropped
  • Zec

    Senior Member
    The o was definitely dropped, but I have to admit I can't help you any further. I know precisely nothing valuable about the development of Friulian, and names of geographic locations often develop in unexpected ways anyway.


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    Brazil, Brazilian Portuguese
    The french place name Fréjus also comes from Forum Iulii (but it was a different Forum Iulii, obviously). So it looks plausible to me, that something like Forejuli(s) could have been the early form of both.
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