Re: [tied] Water, pre/postpositions, somewhat OT

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 32968
Date: 2004-05-29

On Sat, 29 May 2004 12:46:28 +0200, Miguel Carrasquer
<mcv@...> wrote:

>The root of <ipini> and its variants such as <ibeni>,
><imini> is more difficult to pin down. My guess is that
>i-pin-i represents *e-b(V)hin-i, while i-ben-i, with i-
>pointing to a high vowel in the root, is *e-beh(i)n-i or
>*e-bain-. <imini> is straightforward from *e-bin-i. If we
>combine all these, we get a possible root *-behin- or

Cf. perhaps bahi-tu "to seize, capture; to pawn", bahi
"pawn, mortgage, bail", if the word is native (it might,
like E. "bail" be from Lat. bajulus "load carrier" (*bajula,
bajula:re) through French/Romance, but I can't imagine how
Romance *bailu/*baila could have given Bq. bahi).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal