Re: [tied] Re: Translation

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17835
Date: 2003-01-20

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From: <richard.wordingham@...>
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Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 10:17 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Translation

> I was thinking of animate fire rather than inanimate. Which root should I have chosen?

*(H)n.gni- is OK, though not very widely attested. I suppose *peh2wr. (or rather its collective *ph2wo:r in its augmentative capacity) could be personified (and "animatised") easily. The corresponding composition form would've been *ph2wr.-, at least in theory, but a connecting vowel is actually inserted e.g. in Greek (cf. puro-gene:s 'originating from fire', an attested word).