Re: [tied] PIE pronominal 1st and 2nd person dual morphology

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 48098
Date: 2007-03-27

On 2007-03-27 06:18, Scott Johnson wrote:
> Ladies and gentlemen of the list,
> Briefly, I am merely an amateur Indo-Europeanist. I have no Brugmann's
> Grundriss, only Google and the web, and I need help. What, may I ask,
> are the most accepted reconstructions and declensional forms for an
> assumed PIE 1st and 2nd person dual pronoun?
> I cannot find anything on the web, however the membership of this list
> seems a most promising source of the kind of information I seek. Alas,
> I have nothing to offer in turn at this time.
> I thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
> Best regards,
> S. Dana Johnson.

The only dual forms that can be reconstructed with any confidence are
the nominative and the accusative. More or less:

1du. 2du.

nom. *wé *jú (?)
acc.1 *n.h3mé (or *n.h3.wé?) *uh3wé
acc.2 *noh3 *woh3

"Acc.2" forms are enclitic.