>Do you have any thoughts about where the long root vocalism came
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rob" <magwich78@...> wrote:
> > So you surmise that accent was retracted where there was
> > long root vocalism?
> Certainly. In the inventory of received IE paradimg types, long
> root vocalism only occurs in acrostatic paradigms.
> That does not quite exhaust the possibilities however, for someI assume that you attribute the difference in vowel quality between
> lexemes do appear with a mobile accent, as *pó:d-s, *ped-ós, and
> *yé:kW-r, *yekW-n-ós. In general opinion they are mostly taken to
> have introduced mobility by analogy at a later date. I agree with
> this scenario, although it could of course be wrong; but it could
> hardly be simpler.