Re: [tied] *pa(x)u- "small" and "fire"?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17333
Date: 2003-01-02

I could imagine a word meaning "the little one" with the Hoffmann suffix (*-Ho:n), but heteroclisis would be abnormal in such a formation.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>
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Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] *pa(x)u- "small" and "fire"?

> Piotr:
> >Heteroclitic nouns in *-wr./*-wo:r ~ *-wo:n/*-w(e)n- are normally deverbal.
> >In this case, *pah2- is perhaps the 'guard, protect' root: *pah2-wr. 'that
> >which is guarded' (?).
> But what shows that *paxwr should be analysed as *pax-wr over *paxw-r?
> - gLeN