Re: [tied] Thoughts on the existence of *H1

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9509
Date: 2001-09-15

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...> wrote:
> A tentative example would be Grk. <gnáthos> "chin" compared with
> Armenian <cnawt>, Lith. <z^ándas>, Latv. <zôds>, where Greek has *dh
> (or *tH), Armenian *d, and Baltic may have either. The "jaw, chin"
> word *g^enu- is properly reconstructed as *g^enh1-u- (as shown by
> compunds in <hanu:-> and Greek "metrical lengthening" of <genu-> to
> <genu:->). We can reconstruct *g^nh1-d-ós > *gn@... for Greek,
> *g^ónh1-d-os for Baltic, and perhaps *g^(o)nh1-d-us [> *g^(u)n@... >
> *c(u)natu > cnawt] for Armenian.

But Lith. <z^ándas> is an oxytonon (N. pl. <z^andai~>), so, formally
speaking, a reconstruction *g^onh1-d-ós would be more suitable for