[tied] Re: There was a crooked snake

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 7890
Date: 2001-07-15

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
which is why an _aspirated_ voiced stop should be reconstructed for
the "knife" word (if it goes back to anything PIE). Other evidence
points to *-g^H- in this root.
> Piotr

Lithuanian has nei~z^ti 'to itch' with rather isolated (at least in
Standard Lithuanian, I am not aware of dialects) root *neiz'-. Of
course, a formal analysis points to nei-g^(H)-, so the root (*nei-)
diifers from neg^H-, but there's a chance we come across some unusual
developement. Semantic developement could be like 'cut'>'claw'>'itch'
in Baltic and no development ('cut') in Slavic.