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

From: P&G
Message: 14133
Date: 2002-07-24

>Are you seriously assuming that the prestage of Indo-Iranian in which
>Brugmann's Law operated could distinguish an -o- that was an
>umlaut-product of *-e- from an original -o- and only lengthened the
>latter? What happened to that opposition in all the other languages?

Yes, this is standard Brugmann's law: e.g. long a: in mama:ra < *memore
(ablauting), but short a in pati- < non-ablauting poti-
I am seem to recall something in Latin, but can't find it off hand, and may
be mistaken.