Re: Redup. in aorist

From: Ward Powers (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 01:55:26 EST

At 13:42 000305 -0600, Carlton Winbery wrote:
>Maurice O'Sullivan wrote
>>Perphas someone could comment on the background to this reduplicated aorist
>>--- in Greek literature generally, and specifically its incidence in the
>>Is it significant that the Aeolic dialect is a "native" of Asia Minor?
>Here we see the very interesting occurance of "swappance" in modern
>English. *Perhaps* becomes *Perphas* by this process which is sorta like
>swapping the castle with the queen in chess.
>Carlton Winbery

"Swappance" is the excellent English term; but it is just good old
metathesis at work, in English like in Greek


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