Re: [tied] Slavic hare

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9749
Date: 2001-09-24

See also the "moon" word *me^se~cI. My opinion is that this marginal formant resulted from adding diminutive *-ko- directly do nasal stems (without the "buffer yer" normally found in less archaic forms): *-en-ko-, *-on-ko-, *-n-ko (> *-In-ko- > *-e~cI).
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From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 3:29 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Dravidian in Persia?

The origin of Lith. word is still disputable. It well may be an East
Slavic borrowing (with Samogitian 'grave'-ization of -*a:-, -ik- from
East Slavic -'a- in unstressed position > -I-?) or a selonianism in
Standard Lithuanian (I'd vote for this) - in the latter case *z- is
normal. Cf. also Old Russian (rare, the single occurence, if I'm not
mistaken) zajati 'jump', Lith. z^ai~sti 'play' < *g^(H)ai- :*g^(H)oi-
. Still wonder what the formant *-enk- : *-onk- would mean and where
come from in Slavic.