Tuesday, October 5, 2010

inserinuntur and solinunt

Michiel de Vaan points out that on pg. 386 fn. 39 where I list the OL alternative 3rd plural forms in -nunt, e.g. danunt, redīnunt, etc. I give the forms inserinuntur and solinunt with long i's, but this is incorrect. There is no positive evidence for a long vowel in either case and a long i in inserinuntur might  adversely affect the scansion of the Saturnian in which it occurs.

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