Re[2]: RE : [tied] Re: North of the Somme

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 49806
Date: 2007-09-04

At 1:28:18 PM on Monday, September 3, 2007, fournet.arnaud

>> From: Rick McCallister

>> Isn't shit related to "shear", analogous to turd & tear?

Watkins: 'shit' is from *skeid-, extended from *skei- 'to
cut, to separate'; 'shear' is from *sker- 'to cut'. The
PGmc. sources are *ski:tan and *skeran, respectively.

> Could the root be *sk-H2i-t ?

> or must it be *sk-i-t ?

Not with the /t/ on the end.