Re: [tied] Re: was Picenes

From: erobert52@...
Message: 16132
Date: 2002-10-10

In a message dated 10/10/02 14:48:43 GMT Daylight Time, tgpedersen@... writes:

> I certainly think Etruscan had
> nasalised vowels which were often not represented in writing (Etr.
> acila > Lat. ancilla).

As in Etr. ais, aisar "god", "gods"? (aI~, nasal glide, as in French
Canadian or North West Fyn (han "he" > haI~)? That's getting a lot
closer to Gothic *ansuz etc. This might interest Glen.

That doesn't mean I think there's a nasal present in Etr. ais. In fact I
don't think there is. Unlike acila > ancilla, ais always gets borrowed
into Italic LL as ais- or es-.