Re: [tied] *es- or *h1es- ?

From: P&G
Message: 41176
Date: 2005-10-09

> not a single IE language lacks native words with initial vowels.


In careful speech a glottal stop will introduce all vowels.
(I do admit, however, that (a) in real speech words are clumped together,
and (b) the glottal stop may not be present before an unstressed vowel.)