Re: [tied] Re: Balto-Slavic -RHj-?

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 35791
Date: 2005-01-04

On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 18:18:34 +0000, Sergejus Tarasovas
<s.tarasovas@...> wrote:

>--- In, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
>> The
>> infinitives are a.p. a, as expected (*gWr.H-téi and
>> *tr.h1-téi, with Hirt's law *gWI'rtei, *tI'rtei), but the
>> present system again suggests a non-acute root, without
>> retraction of the accent in *gWr.H-jó:, *tr.h1-jó:. The
>> phenomenon is not merely Slavic, because the Lithuanian
>> forms show the same: gìrti vs. giriù and tìrti vs. tiriù.
>The Lithuanian forms are irrelevant, since *'girió: (' -- ictus, ó --
>acute accent) would inevitably yield giriù by Saussure's law. +gìriu
>is just impossible in Standard Lithuanian.

I don't follow: dìrbu is dìrbu, not dirbù, so Saussure's law
doesn't work for former acute *ir' (now ìr).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal