> On 05-02-10 04:02, Miguel Carrasquer wrote:think.
> > That is not clear. *-tn- is not normally reduced in Greek.
> > My guess would be that the accent has someting to do with it
> > (reduction in the compound *démspotnia, but not in the
> > simplex *pótnia).
> Compositional simplification is a sufficient explanation here, I
> Other things being equal, constituents of fixed compounds tend tobe
> simplified in various ways in comparison with simplex lexemes. Eventhe
> accent pattern is less relevant than the fact that the word inquestion
> is a compound (e.g. in English gospel, twopence, waistcoat [I meanthe
> traditional pronunciation] _both_ elements have been reduced). Thesame
> thing was certainly true of PIE compounds and reduplications.According to Gorrachategui (Basque and its Neighbors in Antiquity)