From: Patrick Ryan
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From: "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:39 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: *a/*a: ablaut
> > > Would it be accurate to say that the evidence is sufficient to
> > > warrant a belief that
> > >
> > > *wa:-g^-, *gla:-dh-u-, and *wa:-s- came into PIE with long
> > > vowels in place?
> How come there exists also *weik- "kill", *ghleidh- "glide"
> ("shine"), *wes- "be present"? Is it possible that these are words
> from an IE substrate?
> No substrate, I think. Just different finals.
Should have said final: *wa: g^ *wei k
> First though: why *wa:g^- and *weik-?
> Second: why gla:- as against *ghle(i)-?
> Do the consonants not have to match up for us to make any valid
They do, if we're talking descent, not loan.
g la:- gh le(i)-
> Third: I am not sure *wa:s- and *wes- are actually semantically
*wes- also means "stay overnight"
And BTW, what did you mean by 'come into PIE'? How?
Nothing earthshaking: just 'pass into by developing earlier in'.