Re: [tied] Re: bake

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 20986
Date: 2003-04-14

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From: "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...>
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Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 11:18 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: bake

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but a zero grade extension *bh&g-, as far as
> I know, would have been stressed after the -g- extension, and -g-
> therefore be subject to Verner; thus Gmc **bag-, not *bak- ...

Well, it _is_ wrong. Verner's Law applied to fricatives only, changing *f, *þ, *x, *xW and *s into *b [B], *d [ð], *g [G], *gW [GW] and *z, respectively. The PIE *d series (> Gmc. *t) were unaffected, so Vernerian alternations are impossible in stems like those of <sit>, <eat>, <leap>, <drink> and <bake>.