Re: [tied] kuningas <-> knyaz

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 8179
Date: 2001-07-30

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> The original acute accent might be due to Winter's Law (as if from
pre-Baltic IE *-n-g-).
But it doesn't seem to have any Slavic cognates, which wakes up the
sceptic in me. Has anyone investigated its origin on a comparative

I should consult the literature - I don't know. As for the Slavic I'm
afraid it will sound heretically but why good old Slavic -In- doesn't
fit (or at least some instances of it)? Ideed, cluster like -ng- with
its falling sonority had to be eliminated in Proto-Slavic. The oldest
accentuated texts often show -In- it was stressed (slavI'nU). Last
not least, Lith. doesn't know adjectival ( <subst.) -in-, but it
knows -ing- instead. *slavInU : s^lovi`ngas, why not a parralel?