Re: [tied] Re: Did IE languages spread before farming?

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 9348
Date: 2001-09-11

>>>The draft pole or shaft seems to be *h2/3�ih1os (EIEC transcription)
>I would like, just once, to hear someone pronounce these words.

Try this: *[xei?os]. However, I'm skeptical of that *-H1-. Is there
much attestation for this word or is it assumed on scanty evidence?
Is it possible that it's really *xe:ios instead, a thematic based
on an originally athematic inanimate stem *xe:i- perhaps? That is,
assuming it exists.

gLeNny gEe
...wEbDeVEr gOne bEsErK!

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