Re: [tied] tt/st/ss

From: stlatos
Message: 48981
Date: 2007-06-13

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> 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?).

But OE may just have analogy with botl, etc. Lengthening doesn't
always take place before a voiced stop; I think a V with tone won't
lengthen before d in the same syllable.

That doesn't account for Greek, and maybe *sedtro+ > hedra: also.