> On 2007-06-12 20:39, stlatos wrote:At one stage i was inserted to correct difficult clusters created
> > The dim. ra:stellus not -illus makes it seem late.
> All is regular here. The treatment of secondary
> syllabic *r. and *l. in
> Latin was different! The former yielded *er _before_
> the rhotic was
> assimilated --
> *-tr-elo- > *-tr.lo- > *-terlo- > -tellu-
> Similarly, ager, sacer < *agr.s, *sakr.s < agros,
> sakros, and agellus <
> *agerlos < *agr.los < agrelos
> -- whereas secondary *l. and *n. developed *i before
> the sonorant, hence
> tignus : tigillus, po:culum : po:cillum.