Re: [tied] "Rs" in Latin/Greek/IE/etc.

From: P&G
Message: 30599
Date: 2004-02-03

>>With one single exception, all initial r in Greek was written
> >with an
> > aspirate mark over it (after they invented the marks!) The
> >exception is
> > remarkable.
> ?

The name Raros (and also derviatives from it), mentioned by Herodian. The
word raros is also mentioned by a scholiast as an Aeolic word, but it's not
found in any of our texts.

>riscus, as in "chest/trunk".

Yes - an early borrowing, before the system of writing had sorted itself