From: Grzegorz Jagodzinski
> Grzegorz:Based on glottalic consonants in Sindhi, the glottalic articulation of the
>> I also reject the idea that they were pharyngeal
>> because I think that, from them, only g was
>> pharyngeal [...]
> Based on what per se?
>> So, I can accept existing of the phoneme /a/ in PIENo, I needn't, for two reasons. I have already enumerated them but I will
>> (even if I have doubts).
> You word this as though you have a logical choice in
> the matter. You simply MUST accept it because as
> I've said and as was supplied in one of my links,
> there is not one vowel system attested that lacks
> an "a"-sound (id est: that lacks a low vowel of any
>>>> *g^heH2n-s- ~ *g^hH2n-s- for goose.Please do not term "onomatopoeic" Indo-European. I cannot see any IE details
>>> If the word is onomatopoeic,
>> No, it is a part of the Nostratic heritage or a
> That's an empty assertion considering the fact that
> the details of Nostratic are far less secure than IE.
> Piotr's view is more logically economical by farWhy do you think that we have empty look-alikes here?
> because it doesn't require assuming blindly that the
> word is ten thousand years old or more based on
> empty look-alikes.
> = gLeN