Re: [tied] tt/st/ss

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 48980
Date: 2007-06-13

On 2007-06-13 21:52, stlatos wrote:

> But there's also Goth. sitls, Greek hella: (in Hesychius) which seem
> to show dtl>dl.

Germanic *seTla- 'seat, place of residence', a mysterious form, and
Slavic *sed(U)lo- 'saddle' (no Winterian length!) look as if they might
continue PIE *setlo- < *sed-tlo- (with very early irregular
simplification in a frequently used word?). *sedlo-/*sedlah2 may of
course be another variant of the same, analogically reformed to agree
with the verb. Both would date back to PIE or almost so.

Cf. the Cybalist discussion of these words four years ago, starting here: