[B-Greek] Where does the NU in ἡμῖν hHMIN come from?

Mark Lightman lightmanmark at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 16 14:10:27 EDT 2010


<Actually, not quite so different as you might think, but with a twist.
Sihler thinks that the inherited nu in the pronominal dative plurals
is  an analogical source for the moveable-nu in the dative plural forms
(and  then extended to the third person plural verb forms, etc.).>

That theory strikes me as not only plausible but even a little helpful for 
beginners trying to make sense of this present darkness. 


 Mark L



FWSFOROS MARKOS




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From: Stephen Carlson <stemmatic at gmail.com>
To: Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Mon, August 16, 2010 12:04:36 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Where does the NU in ἡμῖν hHMIN come from?

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com> wrote:
> But it sounds like Sihler is saying something different.

Actually, not quite so different as you might think, but with a twist.
Sihler thinks that the inherited nu in the pronominal dative plurals
is an analogical source for the moveable-nu in the dative plural forms
(and then extented to the third person plural verb forms, etc.).

Stephen Carlson
-- 
Stephen C. Carlson
Graduate Program in Religion
Duke University



      


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