Re: [tied] as-

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 8547
Date: 2001-08-16

>Which rules out *ais-? And why?

I go for *eis- over *ais- because of the general tendency for
short vowels to lower (long vowels usually rise or become
diphtongs). At any rate, no matter how Ed slices and dices,
I see ne'er a mention, not even a crack, of his */as/ in
Etruscan. (hehehe) Methinks, Ed has trouble finding Massimo
at his local lib.

gLeNny gEe
...wEbDeVEr gOne bEsErK!

email: glengordon01@...

>From: tgpedersen@...
>Subject: Re: [tied] as-
>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 10:38:09 -0000
>--- In cybalist@..., "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...> wrote:
> > Torsten:
> > >As for /ais/, /eis/ not being in Lemnian, who would expect it to be
> > >documented there, with the limited number of inscriptions? It's
> > >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.
> >
> >
>Which rules out *ais-? And why?

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