Re: Octha or Ohta?

From: stlatos
Message: 68492
Date: 2012-02-07

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> 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?

I'll say it again: opt. changes.

How come Arm. has cicaLim = laugh, but Lith. has gai~galas = mew (the aquatic bird) [compare gáge(r)n \ gígen = cackle like a goose MHG; gagù gagé:ti = chatter Lith; etc.] ?

How come Arm. has cicaRn = swallow, but c^ic^RunkH = twittering of swallows ? Many opt. changes could occur when two dif. types of K touched.

How come you see the same in other Slav. alt. like kotera = fight R-CS; kotora OBg; çatera-s = enemy/injury S; w the same K(Y) by a indicating the same thing?

> > 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

Not just in Balto-Slavic: géis = swan OIr; etc.