Re: bake

From: tgpedersen
Message: 20936
Date: 2003-04-11

--- In, "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...>
> At 5:00:15 AM on Friday, April 11, 2003, tgpedersen wrote:
> > My original question, to which I still don't know the
> > answer, was whether that preparing-food word was related
> > to the sharing/distributing(-food?) word in Iranian that
> > eventually in tht Slavic languages became 'Bog' "God" (and
> > the root of the 'bogat- ' "rich" word).
> Not according to Watkins, who derives Engl <bake> from
> *bHeh1- 'to warm' (or rather, from the zero-grade extension
> *bH&g-) and Slavic <bogU> from *bhag- 'to share out; to get
> a share'. Looks like he largely concurs with Pokorny on
> these two roots.

The latter, since it's Iranian, would be PIE *bhog-, right? And at
least Swedish has 'baka' [ba:ka] with -a:- ; how does that long vowel
develop out of a zero-grade extension?