Friday, July 22, 2011

Bibliographical Addenda

To the basic bibliography for Germanic given on pg. 11,  fn. 5 add:

For Old Saxon: Tieffenbach 2010

For Old Frisian: Hofmann and Popkema 2008

For Old Netherlandic:

Hofmann, Dietrich, Anne Tjerk Popkema, and Gisela Hofmann. 2008. Altfriesisches 
Handwörterbuch. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.

Tiefenbach, Heinrich. 2010. Altsachsisches Handworterbuch: a Concise Old Saxon Dictionary. Berlin: De Gruyter.

New Companion to the Latin Language

I see that Google Books now has significant sections of the soon to be released A Companion to the Latin Language edited by James Clackson.  It's a little difficult to tell the complete contents from what is available there, but I can see the following: Rex Wallace has a chapter on "The Latin alphabet and Orthography"; James Clackson has written on "Latin Inscriptions and Documents" and "Inflectional Morphology". Matthew McCullaugh wrote the chapter "The Sound of Latin: Phonology". Ben Fortson contributed "Latin Prosody and Metrics".  I look forward to reading the whole thing, which undoubtedly will be a valuable addition to the literature. Clackson 2011 should be added to the resources listed on pg. 15 fn. 34

Friday, July 8, 2011

Correction pg. 365

On pg. 365 change the gloss of simul from 'once', which in the meaning 'as soon as' is rarely attested for simul, to 'in company with, at the same time'.

Typo pg. 364, fn. 4

On pg. 364, fn. 4 the last name of the great Celticist should be not Green, but (David) Greene.

Correction pg. 138

On pg. 138  I write that an e becomes i "in an open syllable before an i in a following syllable".  This formulation works for the first two examples (cinis < *kenis and sine < *seni) but it doesn't work for the second two examples (similis < *semlis and vigilis < *weglis) because these do not contain e in an open syllable. It might be better to assume *semilis > similis, but one would then have explain the survival of e in other forms in -ilis.  This doesn't seem to be too hard to do: senilis, which has a long medial i, can be analogical to senex. Some, like Leumann, think this assimilation mainly operated over sonorants other than r. Additional examples of this sort would be milium 'millet' (cf. Gk. μελίνη) and tilia 'lime-tree' (cf. Gk. πτελέα 'elm-tree').

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Correction pg. 417

Missing M from concrete installed bronze letters

On pg. 417 the 1st sg. optative active of Ved. bhar- should be bhareyam not bhareya, which is the 1st sg. middle.