Re: Grimm shift as starting point of "Germanic"

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 54805
Date: 2008-03-07

----- Original Message -----
From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal

I do.

A beautiful application of the law by Guus Kroonen can be
found here:

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal


I find it hard to swallow
that a "weak" consonant such as *n
could provoke gemination of stops.
especially an assimilation of that kind.
C-n > -CC- (left to right)
when PIE phonotaxis is (right to left).

I don't believe in the examples given.
Most of these geminates emanate
from *?-C > -CC-

stake is obviously st_H2-k.
I suppose nobody contests
that *st_h2 is the root.

I will add *bh_l_H2-k "beam".
Which is a better reconstruction than *bh_l-g-

This idea is interesting
but unconvincing.