Re: [tied] Re: *swesor - Retraction

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 17925
Date: 2003-01-22

>In what sense do *px'ter- and *'maxter- rhyme? (' = stress)

>In the same sense that French "combiner" and "retrouver" rhyme.

>That's far too subtle an answer. You should have pointed out that
>the protoform is *max'ter- (e.g. OE mo:dor) in which case they do
>rhyme properly.

Does the accent issue disturb you? I still think they form a nice
rhyming pair despite any accent differences. Perhaps it's a matter of
poetic taste.

- gLeN

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