Re: [tied] Morphology (4/20)

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 14380
Date: 2002-08-19

>The absence of a form *-ort in the thematic forms can
>be explained away by invoking [...]

Oh god, it gets stranger and stranger. The rule is
simple: *-n > *-r. There could never have been a form
**-ort because the Mid IE version of 3pp *-ent/*-ont
was *-ene not **-en when this rhoticizing event

*-ene > *-en > *-en-t

>More difficult to explain, however, is the complete
>absence of expected 3pl. **-�rt in the athematic conjugation.

Easy to explain: There's something wrong with your

- gLeN

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