Plausibility of metathetised consonants in Latin loan words?

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Plausibility of metathetised consonants in Latin loan words?

Post by ἑκηβόλος » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:18 pm

Was the matathesis of the two initial consonants in the two Latin loan words listed below a common feature of the borrowing process?

duracinum -> δωράκινον -> ῥοδάκινον

sextarius -> ξέστης
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Re: Plausibility of metathetised consonants in Latin loan wo

Post by Markos » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm

ἑκηβόλος wrote:Was the matathesis of the two initial consonants in the two Latin loan words listed below a common feature of the borrowing process?

duracinum -> δωράκινον -> ῥοδάκινον

sextarius -> ξέστης
One thinks of the DGNT. (the Dyslexic Greek New Testament:)

πρβλ:
Mk 5:9 (RP:) Καὶ ἐπηρώτα αὐτόν, Tί σοι ὄνομα; Καὶ ἀπεκρίθη, λέγων, Λεγεὼν ὄνομά μοι, ὅτι πολλοί ἐσμεν.
Mk 5:9 (DGNT:) Καὶ ἐπηρώτα αὐτόν, Tί σοι ὄνομα; Καὶ ἀπεκρίθη, γελῶν, Γελέων ὄνομά μοι, ὅτι πολλὰ μετατίθημι.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

(Γελέων was a proper name.)

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Re: Plausibility of metathetised consonants in Latin loan wo

Post by mwh » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:45 pm

The question conflates several different linguistic phenomena. Best to consult a classical linguist.

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