Re: [tied] The Middle Voice.

From: petegray
Message: 7184
Date: 2001-04-21

> But what is **akwa?? How is it attested as the IE word for "water" other
> than in a couple of western IE branches?

There are suggestive forms elsewhere, eg:

Hitttite e-ku-uz-zi "drinks" 3 pl a-ku-wa-an-zi

Greek: koadama someone who lives by the water

There is also a suggestion that Thalassa in Greek in not a loan word, but is
made up of *dhl + akw-ya

In any case, Latin + Germanic + ? Celtic is reasonably convincing.