From: Sergejus Tarasovas
> On Wed, 05 Sep 2001 14:23:30 -0000, "Piotr Gasiorowski"Slavic
> <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Jens Eldegaard Rasmussen in his article "Winter's Law of Balto-
> lengthening" concludes that Werner lengthening was blocked by anot
> following sonorant (OCS <ognI> "fire", not *<agnI>), and that it
> further only took place in the syllable preceding the accent, i.e.
> under the accent (this would explain *wódr > wod-a) or twice removedaccented
> from it (*maderós -> Lith. ma~daras, not *modaras). I have some
> problems with the accent-restriction (BS. e:d- and s:ed- are
> on the lengthenes vowel at least in the sg. present forms), but theHow could that formal blocking rules, in your opinion, be related to
> blocking by a following sonorant (usually -n(-) or -r(-)) seems real
> enough, and might even account for the case of <voda> (from *wódr,
> *wednós, after all).