Re: [tied] Green

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 18203
Date: 2003-01-27

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From: "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>
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Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Green

> Piotr, I guess the "i" in latin is not original but it is an "e" . What do you thing about?

I thing about that Latin has no *er > ir.

> Examples are more there. The OL /en/ >/in, /peer/>/pir/ and so on.

The change of eN > iN is regular in a closed syllable before a stop (as in <inter>, <quinque> or <vi:ginti:>), but doesn't apply in the case in question.

"Peer" is a figment, unless you mean <pe:ra> 'wallet', but that did not develop into *<pira>.