Re: [tied] Seeking Information Please

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14942
Date: 2002-09-02

On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 07:41:42 +0000, "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>

>The example of *dHugxte:r becoming /duhitar-/ shows that
>we started out with an Indo-European cluster *gx (not a
>single phoneme *gH) that changed to *gH^x at some point
>in Indo-Iranian, leaving *x to cause /i/ in Sanskrit.

Actually, given Indo-Iranian *dhaugh- "to milk", it makes more sense to analyze
the "daughter" word as *dhugh-h2ter-, which regularly gives Skt. duhitar, Av.
duGDar, dug&dar and the reflexes with assimilated *dhukter- (Goth. dauhtar,
Slav. dUs^ti, Lith. dukte:). In Greek thugáte:r, perhaps the aspiration of *gh
was lost before *h2, like it is lost before *s in e.g. thriks (G. trikhos).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal