Re: Dybo's law context

From: Mate Kapović
Message: 50417
Date: 2007-10-22

On Ned, listopad 21, 2007 12:43 pm, alexandru_mg3 reče:
> I want to ask you what is the real context of Dybo's law?
> The rule can be formulated:
> For Italic, Celtic and Germanic:
> V:/RVaccented > V
> or
> VH /RVaccented > V
> V - vowel ; R - Resonant {m,n,l,r,w,y} H-laryngeal
> but
> Latin fu:mus < *dHuh2-mó- is still with u:
> Latin pu:rus < *puh2-ró- is still with u:
> and seems that there are also samples of short vowels from long vowels
> follows by a non-resonant

Just a side-note, Dybo actually does not operate with shortening in
pretonic syllables since he believes in the PIE tones, not in PIE
Vedic-type free stress. Thus, what he claims is that *u: and *i: (i.e. *uH
and *iH) are shortened in Italic, Celtic and Germanic in the roots which
are (-) in Balto-Slavic (i.e. mobile accentual paradigm).