Re: [tied] Re: IE and their dogs : long-haired sheepdogs

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16886
Date: 2002-11-26

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 14:47:12 -0000, "Richard Wordingham"
<richard.wordingham@...> wrote:

>I'd guess Torsten was referring to the reconstruction *sáh2wal.,
>gen.s. *sh2wéls, *sh2úls, *sh2wéns or *sh2úns, given at item 18 in
>Miguel's account of PIE consonant stems at
> . However,
>Avestan hvar&, g.s. xv&:ng looks heteroclitic.

It looks r/n-heteroclitic, but it isn't. In Iranian, /l/ always gives
/r/, so the Avestan forms can be derived from something like *sual,
*swans (< *súHl., *sHwéns).

I explain the l/n heteroclisis from earlier (certainly not recent!)
**-ln-: in the Auslaut *-ln > *-lr, and then probably *-ll > *-l,
while in the Inlaut *-ln- is still present in Slavic slUnIce <
*suln-iko-), but was mostly assimilated to -ll- (Greek <he:lios>, not
*<he(:)ilos>) > -l- (which can of course also be analogical after the
NA) or -nn- (Germanic *sunn-o:n) > -n- (as in the Avestan genitive).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal