Re: [tied] IE Pots and Pans (Was: Back to Slava)

From: elmeras2000
Message: 36348
Date: 2005-02-17

--- In, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:

> But Caland aside, I think that an /i/ was also present in
> the essive/fientive suffix *-eh1- (*-eh1i-). I see no other
> way to explain the Baltic and Slavic reflexes /e:/ < *-eh1-
> (aorist, infinitive), /i/ < *-h1i- (Baltic present) /i:/ <
> *-eih1- (Slavic present).

If you can keep a secret until I have published it (which must be
soon anyway), I will just say that my present understanding of the
stative marker is that it is /-H1eH1-/, identical with the
instrumental case-ending (allowing, e.g., Ved. sus.t.utiĆ”: with
syllabic -i-), and further identical with the suffix of s-stems (s/t-
stems) and with root *H1es- 'be'. These all share an essive or
fientive function.