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Because the oldest literary Latin preserved in any volume, the language of Livius exhibits many beneficial properties of linguistic curiosity and increases fascinating questions of phonolgy, morphology and syntax.

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Marb , ˚ ˚ W. marw ‘dead’). Such a hybrid form is apparently paralleled by OCS mri%tvu% B/ *mr -tu' o- . ˚ The difficulty with this theory lies in the assumption that an internal -tu' would have developed to -tuu' - in Latin. Anaptyxis would seem to be out of the question; nowhere else in the language does an anaptyctic vowel develop before a -u' -. g. 12 The regular phonological development of -tu' - is virtually impossible to determine due to the paucity of words that certainly contained this sequence.

The -i- is marked long in L-H, W-H, and Bader, for example. ) and with comparatives. Cf. , Fr. onze . This episode of Osthoff must have been rather late, since it followed the change of *-oi' - to -u¯ - and the syncope of the internal short vowel. This idea is at least as early as Vanicˇek (1874) and is taken up by Brugmann (Die Demonstrativpronomina der Indogermanischen Sprachen [Leipzig, 1904]), W-H, E-M, L-H, etc. Also tunc ‘then’ is from *tum-ce and tandem ‘at last’ from *tam-dem . Cf. W-H, who translate topper ‘‘gerade dann ’’.

2. 5. Something comparable also seems to be going on in modern English, where ‘once’ and ‘ever’ can be used interchangably in some circumstances. ’’ In both these sorts of sentences, ‘ever’ can replace ‘once’, and yet ‘ever’ can, of course, mean ‘always’, as in ‘evergreen’. Compare also such English expressions as ‘‘once broken, never mended’’. 22 A Linguistic Commentary on Livius Andronicus 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Feist, p. 231. OLD mg. 3. The -i- is marked long in L-H, W-H, and Bader, for example.

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