From: Abdullah Konushevci
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> From: "Abdullah Konushevci" <a_konushevci@...>
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> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 7:11 PM
> Subject: [tied] Re: albanian prefix "stër-"
> > As I have explained once, labiovelar *kw- gives in Albanian
>part -twer developed in -tër. It can be easy explained, if we get,
> Only before front vowels (*e, *i) and *j.
> > Otherwise, if we see katër `four' we may notice that second
>not assume it so lightly.
> Unfortunately, since such a form is nowhere attested, one should
>diphthong /au/ > /a/. PIE *a and *o (I mean short vowels)
> > with treating the diphthong /uo/ > /a/ as is treated
> both derives in Albanian /a/.*kWetur- or metathesised *kWetru-)
> The stem of the numeral 'four' had two main variants in PIE:
> (a) *kWetwor- (the corresponding weak form was usually *kWetwr.-,
>analogical restructuring. The initial cluster *kWt- in (b), if not
> (b) *kWt[u]wor- (weak forms *kWtwr.-, *kWtur-, *kWtru-).
> Both sets of forms were prone to various modifications and
> The cardinal:
> *kW&twores > *katwar- > katër
> The ordinal:
> *kW&twr.-to-/*kW&tru-to- > *katurt-/*katrut- > ka(:)tërt-/katrët-