Nestors cup dating from
e dubitavo dell’interpretazione μένε̄ = μένει: sono grato a M.
Peters di avermi incoraggiato ad adottare quest’ultima soluzione, che ora mi sembra l’unica giusta” (Cassio 1991–192n25).
But he had to accept that the loss of ϝ in Arcadian between vowels and after ν and its preservation after ρ supported Hoffmann’s view.
The second objection regards his construal of as μένει.
He writes: “In un primo tempo avevo pensato a μένε imperativo …
Scholars have disagreed whether intervocalic and postconsonantal -ϝ- were lost contemporaneously.
On the basis of different reconstructions of Attic reversion, Hoffmann (1891–1898:3.344) thought that -ϝ- had been lost earlier between vowels than after rho.