Re: Horse Sense (was: [tied] Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 57223
Date: 2008-04-13

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Subject: [Courrier ind├ęsirable] Horse Sense (was: [tied] Re: Hachmann versus

--- In, "fournet.arnaud" <fournet.arnaud@...>
>> Indo-iranian works only if we accept the fancy that kw and k+w are
>> not the same.
>> A notion that circularly refers to reconstructoids that are dubious.

> k^w, kw, and kW are clearly different. To hear the difference between
> kw and kW just listen to the words quick and awkward.

If it were so clearly different, I wonder why people like Meillet, W.
Lehmann, Beekes, Bomhard work with only two series.

I suppose awkward is syllabicated awk # ward.
We have no reason to suppose English syllabication applies to PIE, or do we

Until I've been comprehensively refuted, I consider that
k+w = kw but k^w is KHw with KH being an intensive velar resulting from any
velar + H1.