Re: [tied] Re: Daz^bog Etymology

From: Joao S. Lopes
Message: 45624
Date: 2006-08-03

So, would this alternation point to *h1Wesu-/h1Wsu- ?

Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> escreveu:
On 2006-08-03 16:29, Joao S. Lopes wrote:

> Could Greek eu- good, be a merging of *h1esu- and *h1we:su- ?

Or, to be more precise, *h1sú- and *h1wésu-. It could, though there
are no unambiguous traces of the expected digamma. In a few words
Greek seems to have a reflex of laryngeal-less *su- (the
simplification probably took place already in PIE before a heavy
syllable). My personal suspicion is that PIE *h1sú- represents an
irregular compositional reduction (the "weak form") of *h1wé(:)su-, so
the two roots are ultimately the same.


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