Re: *H1wes-

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 7943
Date: 2001-07-18

--- In cybalist@..., tgpedersen@... wrote:
> from EIEC
> *H1wes- "moist, especially of the ground or plants"
> vestikatu "to offer libation" Umbrian
> wo:s "juice, broth" Old English
> waas "layer of mist of fine drops" New Dutch
> wasal "moist ground" Old High
> vasa "forest with wet ground and blue clay" Latvian
> ievasa "moisture, tree sap" Latvian
> va:s "trouble, difficulty"
> (< "caused by bad weather") Old Norse
> What is that laryngeal H1 doing there? And how do you account for
> long vowels?
> Torsten

And probably Lith. ve.s`us 'chilly' (ve. circumflexed). A long vowel