Re: *trgHus 'market'?

From: sergejus_tarasovas
Message: 15126
Date: 2002-09-05

I'll let you know if I come across the reasoning (I vagely recall
Skardz^ius to be the first to claim it to be a Slavic loan). From now
on, we can safely introduce a new fonological rule for Venetian
(along with safely established *r. > er): PIE *gH > g
(deaspiration) ;)))


--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> The Serbo-Croatian form is <tr^g>; the circumflex matches the
Lithuanian intonation, which is nice. It seems we should really
reconstruct *trgH- rather than *trg- no matter if <tur~gus> is a loan
or not. I wonder, however, why it should not be inherited. Perhaps
those Baltic etymologists are privy to something we don't know, but
the word is not isolated in East Baltic: Latvian has <tirgus> with
the expected i-vocalisation of the syllabic *r, as opposed to the
slightly aberrant *ur/*Ur of Lithuanian and Slavic -- perhaps that's
the reason why borrowing is suspected, but if so, it isn't a
particularly strong reason.
> Piotr