The palatal sham :) (Re: [tied] Re: Albanian (1))

From: tgpedersen
Message: 30900
Date: 2004-02-09

--- In, "elmeras2000" <jer@...> wrote:
> --- In, "P&G" <petegray@...> wrote:
> > I like the explanation for Greek, but what is this o-H2g^-o-s?
> What is the
> > initial o-?
> I respond to this bit separately, for it's where I have my heart.
> The initial *o- of a small number of secured formations is the same
> element as the medial *-o- of the numerous formations of the types
> *tomH1-á-H2 'cut', *tomH1-ó-s 'cutting, sharp', *mon-éye-ti 'makes
> think' (caus.), *tór-mo-s 'hole' (*terH1- 'bore'), *kor-mó-
s 'stump'
> (*ker- 'cut'). This element, which is generally treated as if it
> were a special appearance of the root-vowel, behaves
> morphophonemically as if it were a consonant.

Might the *o- once have been an article?