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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7204
Date: 2001-04-23

But in this Germanic verb class the singular has a _short_ vowel; and in this particular case the original reduplicated plural was _not_ *CeCVD- but CeCD- (to wit, *se-sd- plus a stressed inflectional syllable).
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Subject: [tied] Re: The potentially non-stative nature of *es-?

--- 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.