Km > gn (was: ficken)

From: stlatos
Message: 51783
Date: 2008-01-22

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> On 2008-01-21 02:03, Piotr Gasiorowski wrote:
> > From *sek-, we get *sek-mn. > Lat. segmen, but this one accidentally
> > fails to form a corresponding thematic noun, so we can't see what it
> > would be.
> I have rounded up all such words directly attested in Latin. There are
> only five of them (ignoring prefixations): agmen (*h2ag^-mn.), augmen
> (*h2aug-mn.), sagmen (*sak-mn.), segmen (*sek-mn.), tegmen
> One of them makes thematic derivatives in other branches: Gk. ógmos,
> Skt. ájma (*h2óg^-mo-). I suspect the absence of the correspomning
> *-gmus, *-gma words in Latin is due more to the rarity of the type
> than to anything else.

There are "corresponding" -no- nouns to some of them; that's part of
my point (see previous).