Re: Finnish KASKA

From: Patrick Ryan
Message: 54104
Date: 2008-02-24

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From: "etherman23" <etherman23@...>
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Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 2:15 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Finnish KASKA

--- In, "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@...>
> Well, that certainly would make it more of interest.
> Patrick

Fair enough.

PIE *d, Etr t(H)
*sed to sit, satH to sit
*den day, Tin diety associated with the day
*deiw god, heaven , Tivr moon
*dem to build, t(H)am to build

these three are very doubtful:

*deH3 to give, tur to give
*deH2 to divide, itu to divide
*demH to tame, tamna horse

PIE eu/u, Etr u
*H1neun nine, nurpH nine
*teuteH2 people, tut(H)i community, state
*dHeu to pass away, lup to have lived, to die
*bHeu to grow, to be, amu to be
*yeu youth, hus child

here, only <tut(H)i> has a chance of passing the Limburger test ('smelling
less bad than ...').


GBS would have approved as, for him, <ghoti> = <fish>.


But, let us say that PIE *du (zero-grade) = Etruscan <t(h)u> formally, which
I do not belive.

What evidence do you have that *du ever meant 'one' or anything like it?