Re: [tied] Nominative: A hybrid view
- On Sun, 01 Jun 2003 03:02:37 +0000, Glen Gordon
>Personally, I side with the consensus that the dual is a lateBut does Anatolian lack a dual? Szemerényi mentions the Luwian duals
>innovation that didn't have enough time to fully form in IE.
>Since we can be sure based on a lot of evidence that the
>Anatolian group branched out earlier than the others, its
>lack of dual (among other things), indicates that the dual is
>indeed a recent innovation.
<pata>, <issara>, <aruta> "feet", "hands", "wings".
Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
> Glen might want fifty examples (and once he gets them, he'll wantMy Swedish Sprachgefuhl says I never pronounce dom with a schwa
> seventy); Popper needs only one example to falsify a claim that such
> an alternation doesn't exist anywhere. Let's just restrict ourselves
> to Swedish: older Swedish still has 'dem' (oblique; presumably
> alternating with unstressed 'd&m'); modern Swedish has 'dom'
> (nominative and oblique; presumably still alternating with
> unstressed 'd&m'; my Sprachgefühl is shaky here).
even in unstressed positions (it's shot [o] all the time). I don't know
any dialects that do either.