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Re: Lithuanian and Latvian words for water deriving from different grades?

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  • dgkilday57
    ... I stand corrected, and I had no business criticizing Wiktionary for dropping diacritics in the first place. DGK
    Message 1 of 6 , May 30 5:04 PM
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      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Sergejus Tarasovas" <sergejus.tarasovas@...> wrote:
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      > --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "dgkilday57" <dgkilday57@> wrote:
      > > The Latvian word has a circumflex over the first vowel, which is therefore long and cannot represent zero-grade PIE *ud-.
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      > Well, formally, it can - the broken tone (ûdèns) is exactly what one would expect to develop before an Indo-European media (*d) by Winter's Law in a word of a mobile accentual paradigm. (Had it belonged to an immobile one, one would expect the sustained tone thus still a long vowel).

      I stand corrected, and I had no business criticizing Wiktionary for dropping diacritics in the first place.

      DGK
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