Re: Latin -u/o/i-lentus < *PIE - went-?
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, "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 ?
> 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 Vuvçis ), 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.