Wednesday, January 25, 2012


To the very brief discussion of aphaerisized forms of esse on pg. 426 n. 4 add the reference Pezzini 2011, which gives a very nice collection of evidence from the manuscripts and inscriptions. 

Pezzini, Giuseppe. 2011. "Contraction of est in Latin." Transactions of the Philological Society 109:327–43.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Second Printing!

The second corrected printing is now available.  If your library doesn't have it yet, get them to order it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Another ghost word

On pg. 241 I cite the Hittite form itar, itnaš as a cognate of Lat. iter, itineris, but this word does not exist. Its one alleged occurrence (KUB 41.8 i 20) is now read as DUMU-tar 'offspring'.  See Jared Miller 2008. "Ein Ritual zur Reinigung eines Hauswesens durch eine Beschwörung an die Unterirdischen (CTH 446)" in B. Janowski and G. Wilhelm (eds.) Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments, N.F. vol. 4, p. 209, fn. 97. The Tocharian cognates remain safe...for now.