Re: [tied] Re: Anouilh

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 9601
Date: 2001-09-19

>In fact, these are common developments in general: PIE *h1es- "to be" is
>bound to have some relation to PIE *h1e(:)s- "to sit", [...]

Assuming that IE *es- has developed in this way. I still think
that *es- originally meant to "remain" (Note the English
development of "was" < /wesan/). The verb *e:s- is a lengthened
stative formation of *es-. Now time for the boos and hisses...

Glen Gordon

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