Re: [tied] Gmc. *bru:diz

From: Captain Yossarian
Message: 16291
Date: 2002-10-16

Jo�o Sim�es Lopes Filho wrote:

>From root IE *meri-, meru- "young bride", cf. Germanic *marthuz "marten",
>Latin mari-tus "husband, litterally, "one who has a bride".
>*bru:Diz < *mru:-ti-

Thank you! How do you explain the lengthened-grade u:, if not by
compensation for laryngeal loss? What sources do you cite?

Best regards,


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