Re: The meaning of life: PIE. *gWiH3w-

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 52646
Date: 2008-02-11

On 2008-02-11 11:06, fournet.arnaud wrote:
> From: Piotr Gasiorowski
>> So it would seem that Thracian is a Satem language,
>> right?
> I'd say that a language with <esbo-> for 'horse' must be Satem.
> Piotr
> ======
> A loanword from Iranian does not make this language Satem.
> Do you have a better word, unlikely to be a late loanword ?
> Arnaud
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Why should <esbo> be a late loanword? It has Thrac. /e/, not /a/, and
the spelling <b> (presumably = [v]) for *w seems to be regular in
Thracian. There are of course other examples as well, e.g. <diza> 'fort,
town' from *dHeig^H- (cf. Gk. teîkHos 'city-wall, fortification').