>This would mean (gLeN Gordon's idea) Nom. *daxn- > *da:n-, Acc. *dxan-
> Torsten (talking to himself) writes:
> A humble question *dx > *t'(glottalic) (> PGerm. t)?
> Suppose PGerm. was a pidginized (verb inflection simplification)Northern
> trade language used first at the transfer point between the
> (Wistula) and Southern (Dniestr) traders by Southern river traders,rivers
> we expect a "t/d insecurity" to spread along all the Southern
> (if controlled by those Southern traders). So much for Grimm.(Duna/Dniepr)
> As that route for political reasons must be moved east
> we find a Baltic Finnic substrate at the "transfer point"as
> (Orsha/Vitebsk). Hence stress moved to first syllable.
> Sorry for the looseness. I can't put it more precisely.
> On the other hand, I think perhaps we need to see a trade language
> not being bound to particular area (which presupposes people living19th
> there most of their lives, as in the famous dialect maps of the
> century) but as bound to a route.