[tied] Re: The Other Tale

From: MCLSSAA2@...
Message: 7142
Date: 2001-04-18

--- In cybalist@..., "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...> wrote:
> Why does *akWa- keep popping up? Is that really an IE word for
> water? Isn't *wodr a safer bet?

Compare Germanic: Anglo-Saxon (ea) (long vowel, fem.) = "river", from
Prim.Gmc. *{axwo:}; and German "Aue" = "water-meadow" or similar. It
could be that *{akWa} was the old root-word for water and *{wodr} was
a derivative word "that which is wet" or "that which wets things"
from root *{wod}, and its root-word survives now as English "wet".