----- Original Message -----From: etherman23Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 10:13 PMSubject: [tied] Re: PIE genitive plural *-o:m, a possible analysis--- In email@example.com, <proto-language@...> wrote:
> The simplest permissible word-form in PIE was *CA, where *A
represents the Ablaut-vowel that, at the next earliest stage,
manifested itself as *é when stress-accented, or *Ø when not
So are you suggesting that PIE had words of the form C?***Patrick:Yes, stress-unaccented forms of *CA. The Musterbeispiel would be *N (from *n <- *né).***
> The commonest word-form was *CACA, which, in accordance with the
rule that the penultimate syllable was stress-accented, appears in the
next earliest stage as *CéCØ (from *CÁCA).
Where would a word like *kWis come from?
***Patrick:*kWé + *yé = *kWéyØ + *sé = *kWØyésØ; when stress-unaccented *kWØyØsØ -> *kWis.