Re: [tied] Laryngeal theory as an unnatural

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 18119
Date: 2003-01-26

On Sat, 25 Jan 2003 23:41:10 +0000, "Glen Gordon"
<glengordon01@...> wrote:

>>Actually they do: zero-grade *pd- occurs in Skt. upa-bd? Av. fra-bda,
>>a-bda, Grk. ep?bdai.
>Miguel, you never listen. I'm talking about _paradigmatic_ alternation.
>There is no **pd- in the PARADIGM of *pod-. Within a **PARADIGM**, a
>reduced stem is never assyllabic.

I gave the example of *péku(r), *pk^w-ós (e.g. Arm. asr, asu).
Another example is *sém(s), G. *sm-és, f. *sm-íh2 "one".

It is true that later analogy often restored a zero-graded vowel
between two stops (e.g. *nébhos, *nebhésos for expected **n.bhésos),
but in those cases the stress remained on the second syllable, unlike
what happened in the static paradigms.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal