Re: [tied] evolution

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 16974
Date: 2002-12-02

> rzeke, rzeczesz rzecze rzeczemy rzeczecie rzeka,
> How similar to Romanian! Even the stem-final /k/ is
> palatalised in the same forms! This, however, is merely the
> consequence of Proto-Slavic and Latin (and their descendants)
> having inhherited similar elements of verb morphology, so
> that palatalisation-causing front vowels pop up in the same
> places in some conjugations. The root itself is entirely
> unrelated, since Polish rzek- < Proto-Slavic *re^k-.

Actually, from *rek- (*rekti). It's the noun (<rzecz>) that continues
*re^- (*re^c^I).