Re: first syllabe stress in IE languages (was Re: A dialogue in Old Urianian.)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 24, 2007, 19:50|
On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 18:56:35 +0000, Jeff Rollin wrote:
> Hi Joerg (sorry no umlauts)
> On 23/02/07, Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote:
> > The last "possibility" of yours is impossible. PIE *definitely* didn't
> > have
> > first syllable stress. It had a mobile accent. It is true that the first
> > syllable stress is also found in Old Latin and Goidelic, but these
> > languages
> > did not inherit it from PIE.
> > ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf
> Interesting. Is the mobile stress in Slavic (or at least Russian) (and
> Baltic?) a survivor, then, or is it innovative?
I think it is a survivor, though it may have changed in some instances.
Greek and Vedic also preserved the PIE mobile accent, and even in Germanic,
it left its traces.
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