You can learn quite a lot of this from reading Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar. Whenever they discuss something, they often note the archaic forms. There are too many to list here. I don't know if they have been compiled anywhere, but it sounds like prime material for a Textkit tutorial (I'll add that to my to-do list...). It also depends on which time period you want to focus on. Ante-Classical is a large time frame. For example, the 1st declension genitive in -ai
predates the -ae
genitive, but both are predated by the -as
genitive (i.e. pater familias
). I find this to be a very interesting subject, I too would like to know of any sources of information on Old Latin. Saturnalian verses, as I understand it, are still much of a mystery.
in caelo = in caelod;
ablative singulars usually ended in -d
for every declension, which did not change the length of the preceding vowel.
vulcanus = volcanus;
is normally changed o
when preceding by consonantal v
, though modern textbooks do not acknowledge this practice (foolishly).
latus = stlatus;
I would have thought it should be tlatus
, the stem being TOL
. The word lis, litis
I know was formerly stlis, stlitis
and bonus = duenus
never heard of that one...
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae