Re: [tied] The 1ps pronoun *ego:... or is it *eg?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 17069
Date: 2002-12-09

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>

> > The reconstruction of *ego: is much, much more common in
> > materials than **eg.
> Does it occur anywhere apart from Gk. ego:(n) and Lat. ego (<
*ego:)? That hardly counts as "much, much more common" than anything.
> Piotr

For what it's worth: the libretto to Stravinski's "Oedipus Rex"
(written in French, translated by a classical scholar) has a "Eg'
Oedipus". I suppose the translator was using good models for his
translation, if it's not just a case of "one of the vowels must go"
in the context -V#V- (as still in "La Donna é mobile", -a é- -> - ´e-