Re: [tied] The phonetic value of PIE *h3 and the 'drink' root.

From: Jens Elmegaard Rasmussen
Message: 14130
Date: 2002-07-24

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, P&G wrote:

> > > >> [Miguel] The causative suffix is in origin the verb *ey-e-ti
> > > >[JER:] But 'make; send' must be the verb corresponding to Gk.
> hí:e:mi,
> > > >i.e. IE *H1yeH1-.   ...
> On further thought, isn't there a slight problem with the laryngeal?
> The
> causative suffix appears to be either -ey%- or -eH2y%- (following
> Sihler).
> Peter

The whole calculation is located in a time-zone to which our
reconstructions normally do not reach back. On top of it all, with
grammaticalizations like this one (if such it is, I am myself totally
agnostic at the moment) we often experience gross reductions deviating
from the phonetic rules valid even for the *same* period. The effect of
cliticization is very strong, so we just don't know what to expect. That
makes me unable to assess these glottogonic analyses one way or the other.