Re: [tied] *kap-

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 40843
Date: 2005-09-29

Rob wrote:

> --- In, "etherman23" <etherman23@...> wrote:
>> Neither of these appear in Pokorny. Instead we have
>> kapati, an expected development from *kapeti.
> If the *k was unaspirated in InIr, we would expect zero-grade *cip-.
> This would probably be too divergent to be preserved in alternation
> with *kap-.

The secondary /i/ from a vocalised laryngeal is of post-PIIr. origin and
doesn't palatalise IIr. velars.

As for kapat.i: 'two handfuls', it's supposed to reflect *kap-n.t-ih1,
the dual of *kap-(o)nt- 'grasping', but it's also been regarded as a
non-IE loanword.