Re: [tied] Re: Daz^bog Etymology

From: Joao S. Lopes
Message: 45628
Date: 2006-08-03

Reduced form of *h1wesu- would be *h1usu-, wouldn't it?

Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> escreveu:
--- In cybalist@..., "Joao S. Lopes" <josimo70@.. .> wrote:

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

I wouldn't say so. It's quite imaginable that *h1wesu- was reduced to
*h1su- (and even further to *su- in some positions). It would hardly
be economic to posit a special labialised phoneme in PIE or pre-PIE
just to account for a single alternation (even if the attested
reflexes could plausibly be derived from such a segment, which may be
doubted). The term for 'good/well' must have been one of the most
common compositional elements in PIE, and frequency of use is a factor
favouring irregular phonetic reduction.


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