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