Re: The Brahman and the Brain

From: tgpedersen
Message: 16685
Date: 2002-11-11

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: tgpedersen
> To: cybalist@...
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 12:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [tied] The Brahman and the Brain
> > Hermann Møller claims (I believe I recall) a connection between
Latin 'multus' and 'plus'. Does that make sense?
> Lat. multus seems to derive from *ml.tó-, possibly related to comp.
melior, melius < *mél-jos- (the positive grade unattested), which
presupposes the root *mel-, tentatively interpreted as 'be strong'.
<plu:s>, pl. <plu:res> (archaic forms also <plous, pleores>) derives
from *pléh1-jos-, the comparative of *plh1-ú- 'much'. There is no way
to connect the two by ordinary means. _Extraordinary_ means (if
that's what Møller has recourse to) are beyond my competence.
> Piotr

As far as I can tell Møller argues *ml- > *mbl- > *pl-, which,
judging from your earlier postings, is not beyond your competence,
extraordinary or otherwise? ;-)