Re: Latin -u/o/i-lentus < *PIE - went-?

From: stlatos
Message: 66381
Date: 2010-08-01

--- In, "Joao S. Lopes" <josimo70@...> wrote:
> What's the PIE analysis of Latin suffix -ulentus "full of"? It seems to be
> related to PIE -went-/-wnt- suffix, but how about the -l? A crossignf with
> L-adjectives like similis, facilis, pestilis, credulus ?
> corpulentus

> pestilentus
> but
> cruentus
> A link to L-suffix in verbs like postulare, ustulare?

In Italic assimilation-at-a-distance occurred, some opt., such as for:

p-kW [] > kW-kW []

m-w > m-m

*ma:wort- > *ma:mort- > ma[:]mercus Osc; Ma:vort- OL;

Therefore, since both l and L (velar) existed in Latin and Italic L > w is known (such as Vuv├žis ), it's possible that:

L-w > L-L

*LewkYument- > *LowqYuwent- > *LoukYuLent- > lu:culentus

so not in cruentus

and analogy in most.

If the explanation is dif. and doesn't involve analogy, I'd just say opt. of the type I've mentioned before.