Thanks for the wider context. A mischievous thought though - aren't there
any laryngeals in the IE root?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Miguel Carrasquer" <mcv@...>

> On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:53:49 +0000, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> >--- In, "H.M. Hubey" <hubeyh@...> wrote:
> >> Well, it does not make much difference. Semitic words are like
> >reshu, rashu, etc.
> >
> >Voiceless sibliants! Slavic seems quite good at preserving voicing.
> Slavic raz is from *wre:g^-/*wra:g^- "to break", the Semitic word is from
> the root ra?as (Arabic) ~ ra?as^ (West Semitic) "head". The only thing
> they have in common is the /r/.