Re: [tied] Schleicher's Tale and the particle *r

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14941
Date: 2002-09-02

On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 08:58:54 +0000, "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>

>Now... what is the exact meaning of the particle *r
>nestled between the word for "sheep" and the word
>for "wool"? Would it translate as "with" in English
>in the instrumental sense of the word? What are
>the reflexes of *r in IE languages?

This *r. is based on Greek ára, ár, rá (Cypr. ér(a)) "therefore, so, that is to
say", â:ra (interr. particle, < ê ára) and Lithuanian ir^ "and, also" (< *r.),
ar^ "(interr. particle)" (< *or). No other cognates seem to exist.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal