Re: [tied] Timing of ablaut

From: elmeras2000
Message: 25979
Date: 2003-09-24

--- In, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:

If stéar (stéa:r) is Proto-Greek /stá:(j)ar/ or /sté:(j)ar/ (thus
Frisk), then it does not show anything about the quality of the
laryngeal: IE *stá:yH3-r or *sté:yH3-r would be expected to produce
this result. The lengthened grade would be as in *yé:kW-r 'liver'.

The root 'to swell' is posited as *tewH2- in LIV, albeit on quite
slender basis (sáos 'safe' < *twawo- < *tuH2-ewo- as per Peters).


> I should add that this clever etymology for Greek so:ma "body"
> explained as *two:mn. [*twh3-mn-] from the root *teuh3- "to
swell") goes at
> the expense of the usual etymology for Greek stear,
steatos "stehendes
> Fett, Talg", which is explained (IEW, Boisacq) as *sta:yr., from
the same
> root that gives Skt. stya:yate:. If the fatty etymology is
correct, this
> root contains *h2, not *h3, and is probably a derivation of *steh2-
> stand" (making stya:yate: irrelevant to the fate of Sanskrit *h3e).