PIE *y > Alb. /z/ (was Re: Romanian Verb )

From: Abdullah Konushevci
Message: 38377
Date: 2005-06-06

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...>
> Abdullah Konushevci wrote:
> > [AK]
> > Rather than the lack of /s/ we may accept rule *s > j, so *yes >
> > Alb. <ziej> 'to boil, cook' is regular: *y > Alb. /z/, /*e/ >
> > ie and /*s/ > /j/.
> > I remember that it was first mentiond this etymology by Mr.
> Was it? I would still find it unacceptable. Neither *j > Alb. z
nor *-s-
> > Alb. -j- are independently established and generally recognised
> changes, so you can't assume they are "regular" if that's
precisely what
> you set out to prove.

> Piotr
And, please, how do you derive the etymology of Alb. third person
pl. <janë> '(they) are' if not from PIE *senti/*sont(i)? > jandë >
jannë > janë (cf. Skt <yanti> 'id', Av. <hanti> 'id', Lat. <sunt>,
Ger <sind>, Sl. <su>.