Re: [tied] Green

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 18170
Date: 2003-01-26

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From: "Patrick C. Ryan" <proto-language@...>
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Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2003 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Green

> A prime example is Hieroglyphic Egyptian w3D, 'green'.

> Egyptian [3] is known to originally have been a kind of /r/ contrasting with [r].

Yes, but I was talking of IE, since Alex supposed that the PIE root *werdH- (which _doesn't_ mean 'green') might have developed derivatives meaning 'green'. I'm sure that if one casts one's nest far and wide, finding a language, somewhere on earth, in which something like /werd/ means, or used to mean, or might have meant something not unlike 'green' is just a matter of patience.