Re: New Conlang: Þrjótran
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 10:12|
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> writes:
> R A Brown skrev:
> > The German form is also odd in showing the reduction of either
> > Classical Latin /a:r/ or vulgar Latin stressed /ar(e)/ to unstressed
> > [@(r)]. It has all the appearance of a semi-learned borrowing from
> > the Classical Nominative (3rd decl. nominatives were normally
> > remodeled on the basis of the acc. in Vulgar Latin - a similar thing
> > has happened in Greek) -
> > but see below.
> Not necessarily. Germanic had, with the exception of a small
> closed set of prefixes, regular word-initial stress. Germanic
> speakers may well have turned [kai'sarem] into ['kaisarem].
Yes, I think so, too. And that's also what I assume for Thrjotran:
immediate stress shift to first syllable (with all the secondary
effects). I think it's very feasible -- the *-ar probably reduced
later in German reduction of endings.