From: Patrick Ryan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick McCallister" <gabaroo6958@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] PIE *a -- a preliminary checklist
> And what are those reasons?
> --- Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> > On 2008-02-13 17:36, fournet.arnaud wrote:
> > Why should it be impossible? I'm talking about
> > fundamental
> > (non-conditioned, etymological) *a. It may appear in
> > any environment,
> > also next to an *h1. If you prefer, you can
> > reconstruct the 'white' word
> > as *albHó-, but there are good reasons to believe
> > that PIE did not have
> > roots without a consonantal onset, and this one
> > can't be *h2albH-, since
> > Hittite alpa- 'cloud' has no <h->.
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