From: João S. Lopes Filho
----- Original Message -----From: Piotr GasiorowskiSent: Friday, July 13, 2001 12:46 PMSubject: Re: [tied] Re: PIE for "eel"The trick won't work. The sequence *-ngWH- can only give -ng(w)- across the board in Germanic. Vernerian alternations are only possible in words containing an original medial voiceless stop, e.g. -onk^- > PGmc. -anx-/-ang- (depending on the location of stress) > -a~x/-ang- (the deletion of the nasal is conditioned by the following velar fricative), etc. Not that I support the "water-worm" analysis. All we have is PGmc. *e:l-a-z, external cognates unknown.Piotr----- Original Message -----From: tgpedersen@...Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 10:48 AMSubject: [tied] Re: PIE for "eel"My NuDansk Ordbog says of ål, Aal, eel etc "of unknown origin". But
all we need is -ng- to relate it to the anguilla. So how about using
the old Germ. "Hengst" vs N.Gmc "hest" trick again (ng > ng, nX >
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