|From:||Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 28, 2001, 13:52|
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
>Not really. When you only have one dialect to look at,
>you can do internal reconstruction based on alternations
>in that form alone. You can do this easily with English:
>look at allomorphs like "divine" /dIvaIn/ ~ "divinity" /dIvInIti/
>and then, based on the data, determine what the protoform
>must have been for that dialect.
Without knowing Latin, what proto form do you get?
>Thomas Wier | AIM: trwier
>"Aspidi men Saiôn tis agalletai, hên para thamnôi
> entos amômêton kallipon ouk ethelôn;
>autos d' exephugon thanatou telos: aspis ekeinê
> erretô; exautês ktêsomai ou kakiô" - Arkhilokhos