Re: [tied] The "Mother" Problem

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 36061
Date: 2005-01-28

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 00:16:23 +0000, Rob
<magwich78@...> wrote:

>--- 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?

da:tr. is just the traditional (Paninian) quotation form of
the root. The is da:tá:. The accent is on the
second syllable, nevertheless the vowel is /o/ (acc.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal