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

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 49987
Date: 2007-09-19

Pelekku is a known loanword
Cf. Akkadian.
So it makes the two others loanwords
because they display the same features.
----- Original Message -----
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

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-).