Re: [tied] as-

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 8528
Date: 2001-08-15

>As for /ais/, /eis/ not being in Lemnian, who would expect it to be
>documented there, with the limited number of inscriptions? It's like
>saying that "beet" is not documented in Gothic, therefore it's not
>part of Proto-Germanic. Give me a break!

Give US a break! No one ever said that it's *not* present in
Lemnian either. However, the fact is that it hasn't been found
there so far. Therefore, we can use Etruscan /eis/ no problem, but
we will have to *assume* that Lemnian *eis existed. Whether you
choose to assume the Lemnian cognate or not, a form like *as-
isn't based on any existing form (nor is it based on tried and
true sound correspondances or an understanding of previous stages
of Etruscan). A form like *eis- with diphthong would be the
likeliest EtruscoLemnian protoform, in my opinion.

gLeNny gEe
...wEbDeVEr gOne bEsErK!

email: glengordon01@...

>True. Sorry, apologies. I shouldn't be shooting from the hip like
>that. I even have a Etruscan dictionary on my home computer.

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