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

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 49961
Date: 2007-09-18

On 2007-09-17 23:56, tgpedersen wrote:

> Isn't the latter supposed to be a loan (ultimately derivable from a
> biliteral *p-l- which occurs with many third consonats in Afrasian
> too)?

I quote it only to illustrate a Greek sound change. It's old enough to
behave like a native word in Greek, whatever its ultimate source.

> And what of PIE *e- > Greek hi-?

The aspiration is late and doesn't appear e.g. in compound names like
Leukippos (never "Leukhippos"). I have no idea where it came from. Some
kind of hypercorrection, perhaps? As for the /i/, there are some similar
cases like Hom. písures < *kWétwores (here also we have a cluster
involving *w).

> And the fact that *ekw-o- is
> thematic?

Many perfectly native IE nouns are thematic. What's your point?