From: Abdullah Konushevci
On 6/13/06, alexandru_mg3 <alexandru_mg3@...> wrote:*pel- `to sell, to make money'. 1. Alb. <blej> `to buy' probably
> prefixed and suffixed metathetic variant *H1en-+ *ple-n-yo
The prefix *H1en- is not 'mandatory' here (even you can add it too):
a form *ple-n-yo regularly give blej in Albanian :
1. bletë 'swarm of bees' < *melit-eh2
2. bluaj 'to grind' < *mleh1-n-yo < PIE *melh1-
I think that the rule is :
*ml > *mbl > *bl remain to can establish all the contexts in which
m > mb************
MariusYou have right, for as /n/, voiced apical nasal, gets /d/, voiced apical stop and, as well as /m/, voiced bilabial nasal, gets homorganic sounds /b/, voiced bilabial stop.
In case of <bletë> 'bee' I think that reconstructed form should be *melit-teH2 (cf. Greek melissa, Attic melitta) and thanks to iCC > eCC we could reconstruct PAlb. *mHlitta:/*mlitta: with lost of pretonic /e/. But, in case of <mbles> 'marriage broker, go-between' we have evidence of prefix *H1en-.