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These complexes have more alternations than just
Therefore we need another language.
Then we will have to check that together
one item after another
until I think this is necessary.
I suppose you are always ready for that
and have plenty of references
> And we don't need ?a bird language either
> because this is a general PIE feature
> that also exists in Greek.
Words starting with ?a- or ?-i mobile
a-lauda is singer : good old PIE.
Cf. German Lied.
> > Your repeated statements that it's not even PIE are unsupported.
> Because it is Celtic and Celtic is western PIE.
That's no answer. That's a repetition of your unsupported claim.
> Because it explains the long vowels + unvoiced
> alternating with short vowels plus voiced.
It does not explain the nasal.
Cf. Latin rumpo rupi
Why should -n- infix be a proof
a word is not PIE ?
A root that alternates -pp-/-mp/-p-/-kk-/-nk-/-k- is obviously not IE.
It's most probably Celtic.
> We are dealing with the root which surfaces
> in Germanic as *(s)-dhu?p or *(s)-dhupp-
> with extra -n- in some cases.
Surfaces? What does that mean?
has lexicals reflexes.
> > *kat-
> > Germanic *hanti is a LW from Uralic *kom-t-(i)
> It might be.
> I was a bit desperate that
> you may write some sensical.
> Good news.
> > There is no geminate at all here.
> No geminate where?
> In *hanti < *kom-t-(i)
Semantically "side, flank" > "cover, protection", Celtic *kassi-,
related to Chatti.
Hand is the same as Cover, protection ??
> A third fancy is to imagine that inherited words
> in Uralic like kom-t-i are sea-born LW from Semitic.
I might have to split it in two.
And throw away the other half.