Re: [tied] kuningas <-> knyaz

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 8180
Date: 2001-07-30

>The TENDENCY towards initial stress may have begun in Proto-Germanic
>to be parallelly developed in the daughter languages. Anyway, the time
>window is pretty narrow, though its absolute dating is difficult (from ca.
>100 BC to ca. AD 200).

How might this "tendency" for initial stress develop? Either the
stress is initial or it's not. I need clarification on that one.

>As for Finnish stress, it has been initial since Proto-Uralic times,
>as far as I know.

Yes, it has. Initial stress is a beautiful thing.

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