Re: [tied] "-L" past participle

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 12370
Date: 2002-02-16

>Greek has isolated and rather irregular deverbal adjectives in -(e)lo-,
>tupHlos 'blind', deilos 'timid' < *dwei-elo-, etc. The formation is no
>IE, but its grammatical functionalisation took place only on a

Hmm. I wonder if this *-(e)lo- isn't just a thematized extension of *-el and
ultimately derived from a "dative" case suffix that has been mostly lost in
IndoEuropean... (cf. Etruscan genitive and Lycian dative)

- love gLeN

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