[tied] Re: PIE Ablaut

From: Rob
Message: 41102
Date: 2005-10-07

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...>

> The "counterexamples" mentioned by Collinge aren't counterexamples.
> bharama:na- < *bheromh1no-, with */o/ in a closed syllable.

How is */o/ in a closed syllable there?

> apas-, anas- have *h3e-.

So the "laryngeal coloring" postdated the lengthening of */o/ in open

> The oblique pada: < *pedeh1 has e-grade, as expected.
> In the cases of avi- and pati-, we have closed syllables in the
> oblique (*h2owy-, *poty-), and in the case of pati-, even in the
> original nominative *pótyo:n, as preserved in Tocharian (petso).

Could *pótyo:n have come from *poti-on- (with the meaning of "master
(ful) one" or some such)?

- Rob