[tied] Re: Short and long vowels

From: pielewe
Message: 39258
Date: 2005-07-17

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick Ryan" <proto-language@...>

> *dhe-tó- sta-tó- *do-tó can be reconstructed to justify the
actual Greek forms.
> The 'laryngeals' are unnecessary in zero-grade, and contribute no
useful information.

Yes, but you can't explain the Vedic forms on the basis of *dhe-tó-
sta-tó- and *do-tó, so the laryngeals must have been present at the
latest common stage underlying Greek and Vedic.

Unless I have misunderstood something really basic.