Re: Demonstratives

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 31707
Date: 2004-04-03

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

> We see that Kartvelian (*mi, *ki) occupies an intermediary
> position between "South Nostratic" (PAA, Basque, 1/2
> pronouns *ni, *ki) and "North Nostratic" (PIE, Uralic,
> Altaic, EA, etc., 1/2 pronouns *mi, *ti or *mu, *tu).

But AA also has the 2nd person prefix *ta- in the prefix
conjugation, so the split is even less clear cut. And the suffix
conjugation may simply have had *-t- for the 2nd person, tempting
though Nostratic *-tk- > AA *-tk-, PIE *-th2- is. My source is your
own 'Nostratic Tour' on Nostratica, assembled as a file in the files
section of Nostratic-L (the latter for members only, curses be to