Re: [tied] ovis

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 17970
Date: 2003-01-23

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 22:21:18 +0100, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>

>ovis= shep
>Latin "ovis", Greek "ois", Skt. "avis", Pgmc="aue" PIE *ouis, Armenian

Arm. ayc "goat" < *(h2)aig^-.

>Tomaschek, Detschev, Duridanov , Russu , all make connections with
>Armenian "aic". Why? Because of the "ic" in armean "aic"?
>But Armenian is a satem language; it has a sibilant for pie "k'" so
>there cannot be made a relationship between Thracian "aitze" and
>Armenian "aic". Can someone explain how the relationship between two
>satem languages can be made when one present "ts" or "z" and the another
>one presents "c" ?

The Armenian letter transcribed as <c> is pronounced /ts/ (or rather
glottalized /ts'/ in East Armenian). If you think that's funny (it
isn't: <c> is the normal way of writing /ts/ in e.g. all Slavic
languages using the Latin alphabet), then just remember that Armenian
<j> is pronounced /dz/.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal