Re: [tied] The "Mother" Problem

From: Rob
Message: 36046
Date: 2005-01-26

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...>

> If *ph2ter- = *pah2- + *-ter- 'protector', and if nursery terms
> for 'daddy' such as *appa and/or *pa(p)pa existed independently,
> the resegmentation of the word as *p-h2ter- is understandable in
> terms of folk-etymology.
> PIotr

Okay, but how does that explain the apparent distinction in vowel
quality between *pxté:r and *méxte:r?

- Rob