[tied] Re: *swesor

From: tgpedersen
Message: 17867
Date: 2003-01-21

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>
> Torsten:
> >Sorry for my faulty memory of your version of the suffix. Did you
> >propose that the suffix meant "one or the other" (or perhaps I got
> >that from Hermann M?ler exclusively)?
> The proposed *-xter- suffix seen exclusively in family terms is
> to be different from *-ter-, the "one or the other" suffix seen in
> words like *kWoter- "which one?".
> - gLeN

That explanation doesn't mesh well with your argument in


that the -xter ending you mention is "purely analogical" based on *p-
x-ter "father", and your analysis of "brother" which provides an
extra, unneeded -x- for that word. What would the original -ter
ending of "father" be then? Nomen agentis?