Re: [tied] The Brahman and the Brain

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 16434
Date: 2002-10-19

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From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] The Brahman and the Brain

> PIE mr- > Sanskrit mr-

Not regularly, except of course when the rhotic is syllabic, as in <mr.tá->. As for Indo-Iranian *mr- > Skt. br-, see Avestan mru:- / Skt. bru:- 'speak' (this, to be sure, is PIE *l, which hardly makes a difference). I think *mrég^H-mo:n is formally unassailable (or I wouldn't have suggested it); the question is if the semantics is plausible.