Re: [tied] Latin -idus as from dH- too => and the accent of Grk.
From: Brian M. Scott
At 12:50:44 PM on Sunday, March 16, 2008, alexandru_mg3
> --- In email@example.com, Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
> <miguelc@...> wrote:
>> The problem is that you are unfamiliar with the Greek law of
>> limitation :-)
> 1. This is one bibliography for you Miguel regarding
> some 'limitations rules'
> Now please apply it => in order that everybody here to see
> that Is You that Don't Know to apply this rule (for
> tHuga'te:r) => I hope that at least finally will be clear
> for you too that the accent is on the SECOND SYLLABLE (as
> I said)
Miguel has said all along that the accent is on the second
syllable. I quote him:
The accent in Greek was retracted to the _first_ syllable,
under the influence of the vocative (thúgater), or the
word for mother (mé:te:r), or both.
By the law of limitation, *thúgate:r becomes thugáte:r.
Read that last line again: unattested <thúgate:r> becomes
attested <thugáte:r> by the law of limitation. That is an
explicit statement that the attested accent is on the second
syllable. You're not beating a dead horse: you're beating a
figment of your imagination. Wasting all that indignation
on something that never happened can't be good for your