Re: [tied] Re: Old English "a-spylian"

From: alex_lycos
Message: 17487
Date: 2003-01-09

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Subject: [tied] Re: Old English "a-spylian"

> (OTOH, I don't know whether its variants in the Macedonian
> Romanian, Megleno-Romanian and Istro-Romanian dialects
> are also "io"-like or rather closer to "eu".)
> >Is this literary "eu" just made for showing the similarity of
> >latin "ego" versus romanian "eu"? I am joking of course
> I don't know. What matters, I suppose, is that "eu" was
> written centuries ago in various texts. (BTW: /jeu/, as a
> triphtongue, is the correct pronunciation. The other one,
> /eu/, is used by wanna-be upper crust nincompoops
> who believe in the urban legend that /jeu/ were the
> pronunciation of... lower, uneducated classes. :)
> >Alex
> g

In "The Letter of Neacshu" ( a.d. 1512) there is indeed the form "eu"
but too, "miu" instead of "meu".
I just wanted to give a hint that the use is the same as in slavic or
german "with "i" ad not like in greek or latin with "e". See germanic:
ich, ik, , slavic:"ia", greek & latin "ego", umbrian "eho" etc.
Why with "i"? I dont know either since the PIE form is *egomlike in
latin and greek so far I know.