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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 36370
Date: 2005-02-17

On 05-02-17 13:36, tgpedersen wrote:

> But has the Hoffmann suffix been put to the test, ie. does it occur
> in environments where an ablaut vowel would produce -e-?

Yes, in those cases when it's stressed. This happens in nouns with the
meaning 'the place of X', 'the place with a lot of X'. *h2ap-h3ón- is in
fact one of them, and so is e.g. Gk. gaió:n 'heap of earth' etc. By
contrast, we have e.g. *dr.k^-ént- (Gk. drakeis). The effect of the
laryngeal is most clearly visible where it lengthens a preceding vowel,
as in the of Skt. yúvan-, which is yú:naH < *h2ju-h3n-os

> May I conclude: three different, but confusible suffixes?

Yes, three different but similar suffixes, two of them perhaps
historically connected, and one of these two confusible with the third.