Re: Latin -idus as from dH- too

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 55326
Date: 2008-03-16

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From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:29 PM
Subject: [Courrier indésirable] Re: [tied] Latin -idus as from dH- too

On 2008-03-15 23:04, fournet.arnaud wrote:

> It's fascinating to see that
> the last vowel -a- comes out of *nothing*

It doesn't. It's a trivial vocalic enlargement of an original
consonantal stem. Not unlike Slavic *sestra, < *s(w)esr-a: <
*sweso:r/*swesr-. The weak stem of *dHug&2ter- was *dHug(&2)tr- (Ved. duhitré, Gk. tHugatrõ:n etc.).



I prefer writing :
(strong) *dHugH2°ter = (Three syllables)
(weak) *dHugH2tr- = *dhugter (2 syllables)

&2 does not disappear in the weak form
there is no vocoid to help syllabicate.

What is the possible explanation
of the *dHugH2- root ?