Re: [tied] Re: Latin [homo] from PIE *dhgho_mon- = Earth dweller?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 33949
Date: 2004-09-01

On 8/27/04 6:19 PM, Anthony Appleyard wrote:
> --- "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
>>... it's genetically different from the *-on- of *ték^þ-on-, ...
>>*ték^þ-on- from a verb ('to fashion')!
> I thought that in equations like Greek [-khth-] / [-kt-]
> = Sanskrit [-ks.-], the kþ "k-thorn" theory was disproved by forms
> such as Tocharian-A [tkam]. In Greek, [-tk-] became [-kt-] with
> metathesis. In Sanskrit, which is a satem language, [-tk-] became [-
> ts.-] which became [-ks.-]. In Sanskrit the consonant sequence [-ks.-
> ] is so common that there is a special Devanagari and Gujarati letter
> pronounced [ks.a].

I wrote it the way I did out of deference to tradition. How precisely
Brugmannian *tek^þ- should be rewritten (*tetk^-?) remains a moot question.