> In the following, I will assume that IE *pa- = IE *ma- = IE *ba-. ThisI'll leave this here
> is of course unusual, I think Piotr would call it; I'll defend it by
> saying that this not really IE, it's pre-IE, because:
> 1) vocalisme a, mot populaire
> 2) there's a nice pre-IE fit for it in Latin baculum, Basque makilla
> "staff", Latin pax "peace", Christian Latin pax "kiss" (ie.
> "blessing") and *some* of the jumble in
> which would make the blessed macula, Palmer's hypothetical *max, in
> reality pax, the result of being hit with a staff?