>I'm aware of it and responded to him in the past. My problems with
> On 2008-01-21 01:00, stlatos wrote:
> > When I questioned other theories of his he and you gave different
> > answers. I'm not going to attempt to merge your answers in some way
> > instead of responding to each thing you say. For example, for words I
> > gave before that you said contained *u they were o-mo; neither you nor
> > Jens said they should be 0-mo within this theory and you even said
> > that *dhu:xmos < *dhouxmos was a possibility.
> Please consult his postings on this O-infix. He gives examples like
> *tog-áh2 vs. *bHug-áh2 and dHor-éje/o- vs. *k^ubH-éje/o-. He also
> explains the contrast between (older) *luk-éje-tor and (later,
> analogical) *louk-éje-ti.
> I do think something like *dHOwh2mó- > *dHu:mo- may account for thebut
> absence of laryngeal breaking in Greek, but that's my elaboration of
> Jens's theory. It applies only before laryngeals, with *Owh2/3 > *u:
> *Owh1 > *ou (as in *s(j)oumo- 'seam'). I don't even know if Jens wouldI'd be happy to hear any ideas. Anyone can respond to my theories,
> like it.
> > For this particular example, can you give one Latin noun in -gmus orThe particular problem I wanted to talk about was Greek pugmé:. How
> > -gma or a reason why these in particular would be eliminated?
> Jens would predict *-mo- after a root like *tek- and *-no- after *pek-.
> That would make <pugnus> regular (phonetically, it had [-Nn-]).
> TheThe timing requires, as I said, a change after a K stop. Since it
> levelling of the alternation to -n- in Latin after velars may of course
> be due to a language-specific change of *-gm- > *-Nm- > *-Nn-,
> but II'd expect SOME, at least one.
> wonder in what particular Latin words we would expect -gmus or -gma.
> TheWITHOUT a
> ideal candidates would be thematisations of neuters in *-m(e)n
> labial in the root. From *sek-, we get *sek-mn. > Lat. segmen, but thisWhat about signum?
> one accidentally fails to form a corresponding thematic noun, so we
> can't see what it would be.