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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 49945
Date: 2007-09-17

On 2007-09-17 21:27, raonath wrote:

> 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?

Preservation of the original segment count/syllable structure? I know no
independent examples of -kk-/-pp- in Greek, but -kk- for *-k(^)w- can be
supported with lákkos 'pond' < *lakw-o- and pélekkos 'axe-shaft',
pelekkáo: 'cut with an axe', both reflecting *pelek(^)w-, cf. pélekus
'axe' < pre-Gk. *pelek^u- (Skt. paras'u-).