From: Patrick Ryan
----- Original Message -----From: fournet.arnaudSent: Monday, October 01, 2007 3:31 PMSubject: Re: Re: Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian
----- Original Message -----From: etherman23Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 8:18 AMSubject: [Courrier indésirable] Re: Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian
I put the following proposal to you. An early form of PIE did have the
vowels *i and *u. However, when stressed these vowels diphthongized to
*ei and *eu. Thus the zero grades represent the original forms. In
this light verbal roots in *u and *i are easy to find since the
zero-grade represents the actual vocalic structure.
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I could not write it better.
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Aye, there's the rub!