Re: [tied] Morphology (20/20)

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16595
Date: 2002-11-04

On Sun, 03 Nov 2002 22:40:53 +0100, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>I'd cut it up into *h1oi-h1n-o- ("dialectal" variants: *h1oi-ko-, *h1oi-wo-).
>But I don't think Miguel is unhappy with the traditional analysis;

That's right.

>*h1dH-néwm. is of course his analysis of *deve~(tI) '9', not of 'one'. To be sure,
>I think that the influence of *dese~tI in serial counting is a more likely explanation
>of the initial.

*h1dH-néwm. is my "perhaps" analysis of deve~(tI). In the light of
Lith. examples like namas (Slav. domU) or debesis (Slav. nebo) the
Balto-Slavic word for "9" in itself requires no special explanation
(although the argument from serial counting helps), if it weren't for
Greek ennea and Arm. inn...

[That the word for "1" is often an etymological ingredient in words
denoting "9" is a fact that can easily be established by looking at
Mark Rosenfelder's number page. From memory, we have it in Basque bat
(*bada) "1" ~ bederatzu "9"].

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal