Re: PIE Ablaut

From: Rob
Message: 41103
Date: 2005-10-07

--- In, Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...>

> a: is the normal development of a long sylllabic nasal.
> We have Skt. -Vma:na-/-Ca:na-, Avestan -mna-, Grk, -meno-, so it
> must come from *-mh1no-. The preceding syllable is closed.

Wait a minute. Could the long vowel in Skt. -Vma:na- have come from
analogy with -Ca:na-? The latter derives regularly from *-Cmhno-.
Avestan would then preserve the expected development of *-Vmhno-.

- Rob