Re: Germanic *fánhan

From: MCLSSAA2@...
Message: 7110
Date: 2001-04-17

--- In cybalist@..., g-tegle@... wrote:
> To the germanic infinitive *fánhan my etymological dictionary gives
> reduplicated imperf. sg. *fe-gánh-. ... it gives no explanation as
> to *[g] in the *-gánh- stem with which the reduplicated imperfect
> form was made.

For the `g' in `ganh' I blame the dictionary's printer's mistypist.
The F and G keys are next to each other.

The `g' is `fang' rather than `fanh' has a valid linguistic
explanation :: if the stress inherited from IE came after the
fricative, the fricative became voiced.