By Hubert van den Bergh
How to Sound quite smart explains and illustrates over six hundred phrases that could outfox us, similar to 'condign', 'Zelig-like' and 'agitprop'. this can be the sequel to the profitable How to Sound shrewdpermanent (2010) which taught you six hundred phrases you actually should recognize yet haven't had the time to appear up within the dictionary.
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Hitt. acc. sg. pa-ah-hu-u-ur (par. 41 I 6 [quoted above]). Voicing (“leniting”) of the intervocalic laryngeal before u has evolved further to loss in Luwoid pawarriya- (listed above); cf. Hitt. sehur: Luw. du-u´-ur, Hitt. lahhuwa-: Luw. la(h)una- (HED 5: 22Ϫ3), Hitt. lelhuwa-: Luw. (li)luwa- (HED 5: 82); a parallel is Provenc¸al segur: Old French seür, French suˆr). 24 pahhur The etymon has been patent since Hrozny´ (SH 69), and the identification of -hh- with IE *A1 since Kuryłowicz (Symbolae … I.
38 pai-, pa- pai-, pe-, piya- e´ti, Gk. eiÓsi, Lat. it, OLith. eı˜ti, Hitt. ¯ızzi, Luw. iti), 3 pl. *ye´nti (Ved. ya´nti, Hitt. yanzi). , on the other pa-an-zi) are secondary conventions without ulterior etymological implications. Cf. ); wezzapant-. pai-, pe-, piya- ‘give, pay, offer, furnish, consign, render’; a¯ppa pai- ‘give back, return, rendition, surrender’, kattan pai- ‘put down, abandon, betray’; para¯ pai- ‘give forth, grant; hand over, extradite’ (sum; nadanu), 1 sg. pres. act. 1 III 31 tess]umminn[a] halı¯nas pehh[e] ‘I give a clay cup’; dupl.
41 I 6 pahhu¯r ura¯ni; ibid. I 29 pah]hu¯r ura¯[ni; cf. par. ] paa-hu-u-ur, ibid. 10 III 21Ϫ22 DTelipinus kardimiyauwanza zi-sˇu k[ara¯z-sis] uriwaran pa¯hhur nu kı¯ pa¯hur ma¯hha[n kistari … ‘T. ”’ [G. 49 Rs. 27 Vs. 20), izi (frequent, e. g. 70 Vs. 1 I 82 sˇa LUku´ r izi salli wastul ˇ ´ ´ ‘enemy fire, a great failure’; ibid. babbar ‘Hittite arms fire’ [Ünal, Hatt. mesˇ-sˇu nuntaras sig5-ri ‘if this inflammation of his majesty’s feet lets up promptly’; VBoT 136 Vs. 14 Rs. 16 nu tapassan-pat izi-ya me-as ‘took the very fever and febrility’ [cf.