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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. **Henrik