|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 25, 2006, 15:59|
On 8/24/06, Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2006, Philip Newton wrote:
> > On 8/23/06, Yahya Abdal-Aziz wrote:
> > > "nípio" *seems* to combine the roots for "new" and "child".
> > Well, it does share the consonant n- with "néos" and the consonant p-
> > with "paidí"...
> It actually shares the "né" (nu eta) with "néos",
But néos is nu-epsilon-omicron-sigma, while nípio (as you noted) uses
eta and not epsilon.
This made me further doubt a relationship between the two (though
eta-epsilon correspondences are not, of course, unheard-of, e.g. aêr
(nom.) with eta vs aeros (gen.) with epsilon. Both use epsilon in MG,
though: aeras, aera.)
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>