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Re: Baby/infant

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.) Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>