[B-Greek] Where does the NU in ἡμῖν hHMIN come from?
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Mon Aug 16 11:31:36 EDT 2010
On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Why is there an "N" in the dative plural of ἡμῖν hHMIN? Smyth (326) says only
> "The form of the stems and formation of the cases in often obscure."
Sihler § 240 (pp. 232-233) claims that this nu in the pronominal
dative plural is an inherited, optional element. In support, he
presents an example of a similar phenomenon in Vedic Sanskrit.
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