Re: [tied] bison

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 17804
Date: 2003-01-20

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003 01:28:05 +0100, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 11:02 PM
>Subject: Re: [tied] bison
>> So, you are right when you say that the normal reflex particulary before /b/ is an /m/ in such cases. So far, so well. The verb "to smile"= a zâmbi= from slavic " zonbU"= teeth, and "smile"= zâmbet"= cf. bulgarian "zabja se", we see in "to smile" is the rule you speak about.
>Any number of clear examples could be given easily.

Just a wild guess, but perhaps Alex is complaining about the (first)
vowel in zimbru when we would expect zâmbru out of Slavic zo~brU.
Although zâmbru also exists, at least according to Alex' first

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal