From: Miguel Carrasquer
>Accented syllabic /m/ *in final position*... (*m. always gives /am/
>On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Harald Hammarstrom wrote:
>> Some more details: The numeral is frequently written as 7-an which could
>> point to a form PAnatolian *siptan- which could however not to back
>> to PIE *septm. (because PIE *-m. securely gives Hitt. -un so /s^ipta-/
>> could not be direct descendant either). For the same phonological
>> reason s^iptamiya- cannot be an intra-Hittite derivation from a
>> Hitt. cardinal *s^iptam but must go back to PIE if it is *septm. + *iyo-.
>While both Eichner and Melchert say this, I do not find it compelling as
>long as no other examples of *accented* syllabic /m/ have been presented.