Re: [tied] barba, farfeche, bãiat

From: mbikqyres
Message: 14918
Date: 2002-09-01

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 01 Sep 2002 14:16:14 -0000, "mbikqyres" <a96_aeu@...>
> >Hello !
> >It might be interesting to know which form is older, Tosk "vjetër"
> >Geg "vjetën".

> Gheg, obviously. Intervocalic -n- (whether inherited or borrowed,
as in this
> case), becomes -r- in Tosk, while Gheg maintains old -n-.
> =======================
> Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
> mcv@...

[Alvin] Then shouldn´t you be proving the relation of
Albanian "vjetën" to Latin instead of "vjetruar" ?

I was refering this one of your statements:

"That Albanian has retained the PIE word *wet(es)- "year" is true,
but it doesn't mean that vjetruar (< *wetra:nV) can't be from Latin.
In fact it *must* be, because Albanian native words do not have the
development /s/ > /r/ typical of Latin (*wetesa:nos > vetera:nus)."