Re: Negau

From: Arnaud Fournet
Message: 60585
Date: 2008-10-05

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arnaud Fournet" <fournet.arnaud@...>
>> Finally, STC reconstructs yet another supposedly unrelated root in
>> this semantic area, *blin,~*plin, 'full' (#142), underlying such forms
>> as WB prañ´ 'be full', phrañ´ 'fill'; Mikir plen, 'be full', peplen,
>> 'fill', etc. From what has already been said, it should be clear that
>> this set represents the very same etymon as #138 and #352
> Andrew
> ==========
> My point of view about PIE *l is that this "surface" correspondence covers
> more than one proto-phoneme.
> When PIE *l corresponds with PAA *l as in *pel = full = Arabic Hafil =
> Touareg balal,
> the expected correspondence in ST should be yod.
> For that matter, these ST roots are highly dubious.
> Arnaud
You can find the real cognates in Starostin :
For *pel "full"

Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *phŭŋ Meaning: abundant
Chinese: 豐 *phuŋ luxuriant, abundant.
Tibetan: dpuŋ great number
Comments: Bodo buŋ-ga be big, buŋ be full.
My comment : ST *pojng

For *pel "flat"

Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *pērH Meaning: flat
Chinese: 扁 *pēnʔ flat and thin, 楄 *b_ē̆n board under body in coffin.
Burmese: pjań plank, flat surface (OB pjan).
Kachin: phjen2 be spread out and thus flat, (H) bjen be flat and wide.
Lushai: pēr (perʔ) flat and thin, KC *Pēr.
My comment : ST *pajin
I'm not sure Lushai is ST.