Re: [tied] *bhardha & lat. barbatus

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14530
Date: 2002-08-25

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 18:19:00 +0200, alexmoeller@... wrote:

>barba and barabatus they are both from the PIE *bhardha so far
>I am aware of it.
>Could latin get these two words directly from PIE ? Let us
>the PIE -bh- and -dh- , when they were fallowed by a voewl
>became in latin -f-

No. PIE *dh gives Latin f- in initial position, -d- in internal position (e.g.
*medhyos > medius), except after *u and *r, or before *r and *l, where it gives
-b- (*u:der- > u:ber, *werdhom > verbum, *stadhlom > stabulum, etc.)

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal