[tied] Re: The potentially non-stative nature of *es-?

From: MCLSSAA2@...
Message: 7203
Date: 2001-04-23

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Germanic preterites can only exceptionally be traced back to
> reduplicated perfects. In particular, the PIE pattern
> *se-sód-/*se-sd-' [sezd-] can hardly have produced OE saet/sae:ton.
> ...

If the verb root is CVD, I used to think that the "replace whatever
by long `e'" -type Latin perfects and Germanic preterits plurals came
from reduplicated forms CeCVD where the repeat of the initial
consonant disappears by dissimilation, and the reduplication "e"
lengthens by compensation or contraction.