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

From: bmscotttg
Message: 57229
Date: 2008-04-13

--- In, "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...>

> At 12:17:32 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2008, fournet.arnaud
> wrote:

>> From: "etherman23" <etherman23@...>

> [...]

>>> 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.

> Beekes has three. He thinks that the plain series may have
> developed from the others by allophonic variation but that
> it was already phonologized in PIE.

> Szemerényi (§ has a footnote citing comparatively
> recent research establishing reflexes of three series in
> Anatolian, especially Luwian.

(Sorry, I sent that last post too soon.) I meant to point
out that even though it's true that they argue for just two
series, Meillet and Lehmann don't help your position at all,
since they have *k^ and *kW. In fact Meillet says explicitly
that '*kW est autre chose que *k^w'.