> On 2007-03-13 20:21, alexandru_mg3 wrote:
> > Hu:ma:nus (with a long-vowel) < *dHg^H-o:m-h3n-? versus
> It won't work, given the regular changes in Latin.
> > Homo: < *dHg^H-m-mo-,
> > Humus < *dHg^H-om-o- ...
> In my opinion, homo (older hemo) < *(D)g^Hm.-h3o:n (the 'earth'
> plus the Hoffmann element). The initial dental (*dH or *d) wasregularly
> lost in the zero grade, even if the nasal was syllabic. If onederived a
> thematic adjective directly from *g^Hm.h3on- --> *g^Hm.h3n-o- >no
> *xma:no-, the expected Latin form would be *(h?)ma:nus (there are
> independent examples of *xm-). The unexpected long *u: of<hu:ma:nus>
> was discussed here in August/September 2004 (with some suggestionsbut
> no firm conclusion).(*h1rh1-em-)
> > Viewing this we would have similar to : dHg^H-em- / dHg^H-o:m-
> > Ro:mulus (*h1rh1-o:m-) (with a long vowel) versus Remus
> The long *o: of *Dg^Ho:m is regular in a consonantal stem
> loc. *Dg^Hem, gen. *g^Hm-ós). Neither Ro:ma nor Ro:mulus are stemsof
> this kind. Worse still, in the sequence *h1rh1V- the *r would havebeen
> syllabic, eventually yielding *&rV- > arV- after the loss of theI will start with the 'worst thing': No. Piotr, you are not right.
> laryngeals in the lineage of Latin.