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From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 11:36 AM
Subject: [Courrier indsirable] Re: [tied] Latin -idus as from dH- too
On 2008-03-17 11:15, fournet.arnaud wrote:
> yekwr.-s > *ye:kwr.
A final *-s in a neuter?? Besides, this kind of compensatory lengthening
does not skip syllables: for example, where lengthening is due to an old
collective ending, as in **wéd&r-h2 > *wédo:r, it affects the second
syllable, not the first (same in the nom.sg. of animate nouns:
**kWér-t&r-s > *kWérto:r, not +kWé:rtr.).
-s in yekwr. is probably
not the right morpheme
to cause lengthening.
plural H2 as you point to is better.
yekwr.H2 is not the same as wed°rH2
in kwr.H2 there is no vowel to lengthen
in wed°rH2 there is ° to lenghten into o:
The reason why it was not lenghthen in
Indic is that Indic allows long r.:
So there is no need to change e into e:
It does not change the whole "problem"
with the *e: theory