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

From: stlatos
Message: 49946
Date: 2007-09-17

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> 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-).

The intermediate form must have been -kWkW- which could be changed
by analogy to -kYkY- if obviously related to a word with -kYu-.

This only works with kYw not kw; *LakYu+s has e>a by L.

*LakYko+s 'little pond dweller, fish'