Re: o-grade thoughts

From: tgpedersen
Message: 45920
Date: 2006-08-31

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> On 2006-08-30 18:12, tgpedersen wrote:
> > And therefore both vowels of Ce-CoC- *must* have survived the
> > ablaut formation process? I'm a nice person, so I won't call
> > other people's opinion 'preconceived'.
> They _may_ have survived for that reason, but of course there's
> nothing unevitable about it, as I have shown myself (in
> *g^í-g^n-e-ti the vowel of the reduplication syllable has been
> reduced to *i and the root vowel has been deleted). In the
> perfect, the *o survives under accent (i.e. in the singular),
> otherwise it disappears. The vowel of the reduplication
> syllable is *e in Greek and mostly a < *e in Sanskrit (the i-
> and u- reduplications before roots containing the corresponding
> glides are usually thought to be innovations). One possible
> explanation is that the pattern established after the working of
> the PIE ablaut rules was *gWHi-gWHón-h2a/*gWHé-gWHn.-me, and
> the variation of the reduplication vowel was levelled out.

I think I will ask you in very clear terms and in words that are
not difficult to understand: can you mention one single example
of that pattern in all of PIEdom etc etc. ? No ? I thought not.
You are not able to corroborate that theory with a single shred
of evidence etc etc.