Re: Octha or Ohta?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 68490
Date: 2012-02-07

W dniu 2012-02-07 21:00, stlatos pisze:

> But in Slavic there was no gYH>z but gH>g , suggesting gYHG > gHG at
> least, a theory helped by the presence of colored a.

How come that Baltic has the normal Satem reflex while the rest of the
word is the same as in Slavic?

> Words for 'goose'
> and 'duck' both contain a and are either C- or i-stems, so the
> possibility of a compound word is high.

Most types of consonantal stems (especially root nouns) end up as
i-stems in Balto-Slavic. The usual reason is back-derivation from the
acc. in *-m. > *-im