From: Richard Wordingham
> On Tue, 26 Nov 2002 10:35:46 +0000, Richard Wordinghamwhich
> <richard.wordingham@...> wrote:
> >I'm now getting confused by what Miguel's reconstruction (n.s.
> >*sah2wal, g.s. *sh2[wé|ú][l|n]s) actually means. Is it merely the
> >consonant stem form, co-existing with other formations?
> Consonant stems are regressive, so generally, if we find a word
> is a consonant stem in only a few languages, but has been extendedor
> thematized in different ways in most others, it's assumed that itwas
> originally a consonant stem. Even in the extreme case where thepure
> consonant stem has not survived anywhere.Miguel wrote:
> >The suggestion of pre-Germanic -ln- > -nn- bothers me slightly; Iany
> >though we had PIE *kl.ni- 'hill' > Germanic *hulli- (OE hyll, at
> >rate) 'do.', Latin collis 'do.'.The
> What I said only applies if the *-ln- cluster was pre zero-grade.
> "hill" words are from **qVlH-Vn- or **qVlH-mVn- with some materialAre you suggesting that *-ln- from before zero grading was different
> originally between the *l and the *n.