Re: [tied] Re: Lith.

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 16074
Date: 2002-10-08

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One has to bear in mind that the contour of the standard Lithuanian pitches
(acute = falling, circumflex = rising) is reversed from what they likely were
historically [say, in Proto-Balto-Slavic] (acute = rising, circumflex =
I know (and also know that the contours of High Lithuanian dialects are close to what can be called a reverse Standard Lithuanian in some cases), but
1. I can't see how that saves Richard's theory.
2. some argue it's Standard Lithuanian pitches that have retained an original state of affairs (references in the evening).