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Re: Beauty of Old Norse (was Re: New to the list)

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Saturday, June 17, 2000, 6:51
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Oskar Gudlaugsson wrote: > > AFAIR, Old Norse was a pitch accent language, like Latin. > > Actually, Latin was a stress accent language. Ancient Greek was pitch > accent.
The Romans themselves said they had pitch accent, but it may have merely been archaic, or in imitation of Greek. (Ray, is there any more to it than this, or am I incorrect?) ====================================== Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: trwier "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." ======================================