Re: Km > gn

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 51866
Date: 2008-01-25

On 2008-01-25 01:20, stlatos wrote:

> You already described this and more before. I stand by my earlier
> responses. My list of contradictions included (o)u-mo words you said
> didn't count. What about those with both P and u (pugnus, bottom)?

If I understand Jens's theory, the infixed *O doesn't surface if the
root is "heavy", i.e. of the form CeuC rather than Cew, except in cases
like *sjeuh1-, where the laryngeal is lost in the process (I hope I'm
not attributing to Jens ideas he would disagree with). I said a
root-FINAL *w had this effect in direct contact with the nasal, as in
the examples I gave.