Re: [tied] -st

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 34962
Date: 2004-11-04

On 04-11-04 13:20, tgpedersen wrote:

> Slavic <gn-> is completely isolated and may carry the phonaesthetic
> suggestion of pressing or crushing. I understand.

I hope you do: Slavic *gn- for expected *n- IN THE 'NEST' WORD is
completely isolated. As for the phonaesthetic function of /gn-/, didn't
I say, "in Slavic, TOO..."?

> Hey! Sarcasm is not nice!
> I might save it this way: Non-IE Nordwestblock (the ar-/ur- language)
> stretches all the way to the Black Sea, and *s-d "sit" is not
> exclusively IE.

Come on Torsten. If the presence of the 'nest' word in Sanskrit and
Armenian does not disprove any "Nordwestblock" connections, what does?
Even if you stretch the NWB area all the way to the Black Sea (but on
what basis?)