[Spellyans] horseman

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 17:17:12 GMT 2012


Of course marregyon is the historical form. Marhogyon is an analogical plural on the basis of marhak < marhek, after unstressed syllables were reduced to schwa an in this case the unstressed syllable was written -ak.


On 2 Nov 2012, at 16:43, Linus Band wrote:

> My point was, anyway, that the plural in marregyon/marregion might contain the old /œ/, that was retained in a stressed syllable as we would expect soundlaw-wise (c.f. /mœr/ that was spelt mer/muer/mur).

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