From: Miguel Carrasquer
>I don't follow: dìrbu is dìrbu, not dirbù, so Saussure's law
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
>> 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.