Re: Expletives (was Re: [tied] All of creation in Six and Seven)

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 27719
Date: 2003-11-27

On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 12:59:58 +0000, Glen Gordon <glengordon01@...>

>Not a problem necessarily if we regard terms pertaining to excrement as
>being prone to "emphatic" phonetics. If *k^ = *k and *k = *q, then we are really
>comparing *(s)kor- with *qerd-. The latter would be a form with the initial
>velar stop modified to a "harsher" uvular to better reflect the foul nature
>of >the word.

Might also explain Iranian *qx (*kh2).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal