|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 2, 2002, 20:03|
En réponse à Joe <joe@...>:> > I thought that Direct was Accusative/NominativeNo, the accusative ended up with all the other cases except the nominative and vocative.> > rex(nominative) > *regus? > roysNo, *regis. The imparisyllabics were remanied according to their long forms.> regibus(Dative/Ablative) > *regis? > roysRather *reges. The dative/ablative (which contained also the genitive by that time) fell in favour of the accusative.> regia(Nominative) > royThe Latin was |reges|. It was replaced by *regi (the second declension -i replaced the third declension -es in the nominative plural).> regi(Dative/Ablative) > roy >Rather rege(m). The accusative -m was already falling in Imperial Latin.> I suppose that's sensible, if you assume final vowels are lost... >It is indeed. Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.