Re: [tied] Nominative: A hybrid view

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 22281
Date: 2003-05-26

On Mon, 26 May 2003 12:47:01 +0000, fortuna11111
<fortuna11111@...> wrote:

>>A form like *kWod > PGmc. *hwat (Germ. was) would appear to reflect the
>>old voicing, if in a funny way.
>How does it reflect it? How can you draw a conclusion from just one
>example reflecting something? It could be so coincidentially. Don't
>get me wrong, but in the area of IE linguistics it is full of people
>who are simply being awfully creative. One has to be careful.

Time is limited and life is short, so one good example should be
enough to make a point. It's up to the reader to exercise care, and
try to come up with a counterexample (or, if the example is not even
good, to show that it doesn't have the form or the etymology claimed).

*kWod > *hwat is a good example, so unless you can find a good
counterexample, we must all agree that PIE *d gives Gmc. *t, also in
final position.

Don't they teach the Ausnahmslosigkeit anymore?

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal