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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17336
Date: 2003-01-02

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From: "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>
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Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] *pa(x)u- "small" and "fire"?

> Whoa. Where did *-ho:n come from? I thought we were talking about *-r (as in *wod-r, for example) or does such a construct require the verb stem to be in the o-grade?

I though you wanted to derive *pah2wr. from the _adjective_ *pah2u- 'small', and I don't know of a morphological process that allows you to form a heteroclitic deadjectival noun by adding the *-r/*-n- suffix. The only example I can think of (a rather doubtful one and indeclinable to boot) is *newn. 'nine'.