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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 36372
Date: 2005-02-17

On 05-02-17 12:59, Miguel Carrasquer wrote:

> Yes. Latin and Celtic have *-eh1ye- (presumably *-éh1ye-),
> which is consistent with early thematization of full grade
> *-éh1i-. Germanic probably reflects the same thing.

One would expect this in statives based on thematic adjectives like
*h1roudHe-h1-, where the thematic vowel, as usual, resists reduction, so
that the present stem becomes *h1roudHe-h1-je- (Pol. rudziec',
rudzieje), as opposed to the type represented by *kr.t-éh1-/*kr.t-h1-jé-
(based on *kr.t-ú- and related to *krét-es- 'power'; the example is
Jens's). One would expect branch-specific levelling in such cases, and
since statives derived from thematic bases must have been more numerous
in the non-Anatolian branches than the alternating type, the levelling
would have been more probably in favour of the full grade.