Re[2]: [tied] Nominative: A hybrid view

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 22269
Date: 2003-05-26

At 5:49:52 PM on Sunday, May 25, 2003, Rob wrote:

> Who says that *so was a definite article? I thought it was
> an anaphoric or demonstrative pronoun. Besides, if it was
> encliticized to animate nouns in early/pre-PIE, then why
> would it remain as a separate word (i.e. Greek definite
> article 'ho')?

What about the ON free-standing definite article <(h)inn>
and suffixed definite article <-inn>, both probably derived
from the demonstrative pronoun <hinn> 'that, the other'?