From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: s.tarasovas@...Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 1:07 PMSubject: [tied] Re: -(o,e)vic^Patronymic *-ik-? But the normal reflex for East Slavic would be only
*-ic (or the original *-ik would be retained, as in Old Pskov and
other Krivichian-based dialects), I've never heard of *-c^ examples.
Considering this fact, as well as that
1. *tj was nornally reflected as *c^ in East Slavic and *c in West
2. in Lithuanian we have patronimic -aitis(m)/-aite.(f):-ytis(m)/-yte.
(f):-u_tis/u_te. <a,y,u_ acuted> (like in
2.1 Gediminas 'personal name [of a Grand Duke, attributed founder of
Vilnius]' > Gediminatis 'descendant of Gediminas'
2.2 Gedris 'father's last name'>Gedryte. 'daughter's last name (prior
to her marriage)'; the older form could be something like -VHti-
I would rather vote for Common Slavic -itj- rather than -ik-.
Also want to note that patronymic or possessive *-ov/-ev is usually
explained as (originally) adjectives made from -u-stem names (like
synU-synovU) with traditional -u-/-eu- ablaut.