[tied] Re: Decircumflexion, N-raising, H-raising: Slavic soundrules

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 32377
Date: 2004-04-28

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:

> The difference is, as I already admitted: -a:- + -eí for the
> 2sg. and -a:- + -ei~ for the a:-stem dat.sg.

I have noted that.

> I was too optimistic. Let me rephrase: "The verbal form
> comes from *-a:- + *-eí, which I'd expect to give either
> *-a:i~ or *-á:i, Die~vas knows which."

What would be the reflexes of your *-a:i~ and *-á:i in historical
Lithuanian? *-a:i~ and *-á:i vs. *-ai~ and *-ái (are those Balto-
Slavic, Baltic, East Baltic, specifically pre-Lithuanian, BTW?) is
something a bit excentic to me.