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

From: Patrick Ryan
Message: 50090
Date: 2007-09-26

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Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

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PIE definitely had four vocalic phonemes :
/i/ /o/ /u/ and /a=e/.
You are confusing morphology and phonology.
This avocalic allophone of *w is morphology not phonology.
I never fail to wonder at those who proclaim such nonsense.
Well, you can persuade me of your view by doing something simple:
1) list 5 PIE verbal roots of the form *CiC-;
2) list 5 PIE verbal roots of the form *CuC-.
I will not be holding my breath.
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I know what people like you think.
I think you are so overweeningly convinced to be right,
it is no use giving you any "spiritual food".
You are that kind of dumb hard-hats of Indo-Europeanism.
Fortunately, there are people on this forum with whom one may disagree and nevertheless hope to achieve some great exchange of (differing) views.
Just look at the hundreds of I.E roots where -i- alternate with -u-.
And you will know :
S-lip versus lub-ricate
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This (lack of) answer reveals you embarrassingly completely. 
You were asked to do something simple if your assertions have even a shred of validity:
List 5 each VERBAL roots of the forms *CiC and *CuC.
If *i and *u were  PIE vocalic phonemes, *CVC would appear as *CiC and *CuC.
If you could do it, you would have done it!
You ignored the challenge because you cannot meet it.
This shows every reader that nothing you write should be taken seriously since you do not take what you write seriously either.
 Patrick Ryan