Re: [tied] Re: Latin barba in disaccord with Grimm's Law?

From: Joao S. Lopes
Message: 45032
Date: 2006-06-20

And if this was a compound older than Latin age? A Proto-Italic *emBarB-, for example, not Latin in+barb

Joao SL

Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> escreveu:
On 2006-06-20 17:18, Joao S. Lopes wrote:

> Perhaps the initial b- came from a compound, didnt it? SOmething like
> X-bHardHa > *X-barba, instead of expected initial *farba. A compound
> like imberbis (<*N-bHardHa- )

It would be easier to accept if compounds were treated like that in
Latin. But they aren't -- not even obscured ones. We have <infans>, not
!<imbans>, and <pontifex>, not !<pontidex>.

Piotr



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