Re: [tied] Seeking Information Please

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14935
Date: 2002-09-02

Do think of a better one, Glen. First, we need *g^H, not *gH, to account for <brahman->, in principle. Even allowing for the possibility of *gH > h and pointing to the actual example of duhitar- < *dHugh2te:r (with Iranian -g-) as a precedent, we'd still expect *brahiman in Indic.
----- Original Message -----
From: Glen Gordon
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2002 4:13 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] Seeking Information Please

We could also explain *bHlagHmen- in the same way. The *bHlagH- in *bHlagHmen- could merely be *bHlag- + *-x- [transitive]. Hence, the function of a *bHlagHmen- (< *bHlagx-men-) is to burn things... Erh, well that admittedly sounds like a pyromaniac until one
realizes that "burning" is connected with concepts like "offerings" and "ritual". Thus, it is a name very fitting for a priest devoted to such things.

Just a thought, cuz I can't think of a better one.