Re: [tied] Fjall, pilis, polis...

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7590
Date: 2001-06-12

The EIEC finds the Germanic forms (like OHG felis < *falis-a-)
difficult to account for. I believe most of the potential
difficulties disappear if we start with *pel- 'set in motion, throw'
and derived noun stems like *pel-es- (*pélos), *pl-s-o- 'stone,
pellet [accidental resemblance!] < stone projectile', and coll. *pels-
ah2- (as suggested by Håvard) 'rubble, stony hillside, etc.' The OHG
word may after all derive from *fels-a- with late epenthetic -i-.


--- In cybalist@..., g-tegle@... wrote:
> My dictionary recognises cognates
> Old Indic pâsânah m. (with < pas- < *pars- < *pals-) and
> Old Irish all n. < celtic *alson < pls-om
> It finds noteworthy only the variation in ablaut formations.
> Håvard
> --- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> > The EIEC reconstructs a PIE *pel(i)s 'stone' (there are also
> apparent Indo-Iranian cognates), but notes various morphological
> irregularities and concludes that the item looks like a non-IE
> substrate word.
> >
> > Piotr
> >
> >