Reconstruction talk:Proto-Indo-European/n̥-

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How do we arrive at Latin and Slavic forms ne- from this ? --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 13:25, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

I don't know. Slavic *ni- is even stranger. They were all added in diff. —CodeCat 13:51, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Both removed. --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 15:51, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

I think that it would be more proper to format it as ===Particle=== or something. It's not really a prefix per se, just a variant form of *ne. It was unaccented and phonetically bound to the following word. It syllabified on its own as well. There were no "real" prefixes in PIE. --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 18:16, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if it's really clear-cut what the difference is between a prefix and a prefixal particle. The many prefixes found in Slavic languages like u-, pri- etc are arguably particles as well. —CodeCat 18:22, 27 October 2014 (UTC)