Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: raonath
Message: 49934
Date: 2007-09-17

--- In, "Richard Wordingham" <richard@...> wrote:
> --- In, "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@>
> wrote:
> > [...] the absurd Hekwos horse : this
> > word is obviously not a cognate but a wanderwort, with huge phonetic
> > distortions.
> But what tell-tale irregularities? It shows every sign of being
> inherited from PIE.

That reminds me: IIRC, Lehman somewhere calls Hek'uo- a late IE word
because of -k'u-. I am not sure what the objection is given k'uo-, for

Also, what is the current view on -k'u- > Greek -pp-? According to
Sihler, the horse word is the only secure example. Any phonological
reasons for this difference?

Nath Rao