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Re: Phaleran voices: active, passive, antipassive, etc.

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2001, 2:56
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:

> > > dmatabrolþa stmatabrolþa > > > > Eek! Initial /dm/? Are there any epenthetic schwas or assimilation? > > Nope, not in the standard.
Strike that -- it depends on your point of view. The /a/ in _dmatabrolþa_ between dmat- (the root) and -bro- (the suffix) could be thought of as an epenthetic vowel. That's there to prevent the first syllable from ending in a stop consonant /t/. But that's more of a coda thing than an onset thing, which is what your question was mainly about. =================================== 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