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

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 57334
Date: 2008-04-15

----- Original Message -----
From: "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...>
>> Indo-iranian works only if one accepts this phonetic repair-patch that
>> k^w
>> exists,
>> Something I just do not accept in that case.
> This is beginning to look like madness. I suppose you won't approve of
> other regular correspondences like Iranian zv and Skt. hv for *g^Hw,
> because otherwise you would have to concede a point?
I agree that *gh^w is valid.
Why should I accept *k^w because *gh^w is valid ?
I wrote I think *k^w is k+H1+w.
I gave three examples which you have not discussed.

I believe the phonological organisation of PIE consonants is not the right