By Rick Derksen
In the past many years Balto-Slavic accentology has turn into more and more vital for the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. This research attempts to explain the phenomenon of metatony in Baltic, i.e. the phenomenon that during yes Baltic types a morpheme exhibits the reflex of the Balto-Slavic circumflex intonation the place we'd count on the reflex of the intense intonation (m?tatonie douce) or vice versa (m?tatonie rude). the topic unavoidably contains an inquiry into the starting place of the Lithuanian and Latvian tone structures. additionally, it calls for the evaluation of a giant variety of etymologies. within the ultimate bankruptcy of the ebook, the advancements that are thought of to be suitable to the increase of metatony are included right into a relative chronology. The research relies on a finished choice of information, together with proof from Lithuanian and Latvian dialects and outdated Lithuanian. compared to prior stories at the topic, the Latvian facts performs an important function. This booklet attempts to illustrate that the worth of Latvian facts for Balto-Slavic accentology has hitherto now not been totally famous.