Re: [tied] *kW- "?"
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, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> Excuse me, I was asking about the Proto-IE vowel that
> became /e/, /o/, zero, the ablaut vowel. Was it then an /a/ or
> an /e/? Was it *bHar- or *bHer- ?
In my opinion, the IE Ablautend vowel was originally /a/ when
stressed, /@/ (schwa) when unstressed and preserved (however, I have
yet to determine the exact mechanics of the preservation).