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

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 30985
Date: 2004-02-12

On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 12:06:38 +0000, tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...>

>So much for that. I'd like to discuss the idea that supposed PIE
>plain velars occur only in loans. So, fire away, list some examples
>of what you believe to be incontrovertible examples of plain velars
>and I'll check with Møller and Bomhard.

*-(i)ko- "diminutive suffix".

>I find them, you lose; I don't find them, I lose. OK?

You lose. If only because Møller and Bomhard don't list suffixes.

Anyway, this is silly. I can find any vowel or consonant occurring in a
PIE root in Möller and/or Bomhard. And if I don't find anything specific
enough, I can try Illich-Svitych, Dolgopolskij, Gamqrelidze/Ivanov,
Starostin, Greenberg, or even Ruhlen and Manansala, until I find it. That
doesn't mean anything.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal