Alpha to Eta? (correction)

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Sun Aug 12 19:27:22 EDT 2001

At 7:23 PM -0400 8/12/01, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>(3) HOWEVER, that change of long-alpha to eta was inhibited if the
>long-alpha was preceded by E, I, or R; consequently short-alpha nouns such
>as GEFURA ("bridge") have genitive sg. in -AS (the alpha long) and dative
>sg. in A- (also with the alpha long).

The last line above should read: "sg. in Ai (also with the alpha long)."

Carl W. Conrad
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