Re: [tied] The "Mother" Problem

From: Rob
Message: 36059
Date: 2005-01-28

--- In, "petegray" <petegray@...> wrote:

> These are the regular genitive singular for stems in vocalic -r.,
> e.g. da:tr. "giver" has gen sing da:tuh. The only anomaly in the
> father/mother declension is that the accusative plural of feminines
> is not -r.:n but -r.:h. Both accustives, however, clearly go back
> to an original PIE ending -ns, which survives in sandhi. the gen
> sing goes back, as you say, to -rs.
> Peter

Thanks for the information. :)

I thought that the IE word for "giver" was *déxWto:r [dó:to:r].
That's what we find in ancient Greek, AFAIK. Perhaps the vocalic-r-
stems are an IndoIranian innovation?

- Rob