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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 36356
Date: 2005-02-17

On 05-02-17 01:24, elmeras2000 wrote:

> 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.

Very interesting. Semantically elegant, and the extra *h1 would nicely
account for the remarkable resistance of *-es-/*-et- to vowel reduction.
Please let us know of the publication details in due time.