On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 10:06:20 +0100, Richard Wordingham
<richard@...> wrote:

>I don't know how to interpret the other Greek forms for rhé:gnumi - 2nd
>aorist passive erráge:n, perfect érro:ga, rhag-ás, -ádos f. 'rent, chink',
>rhó:x, rho:gós f. 'cleft', rho:g-ás, -ádos f. adj. 'broken, torn',
>rho:galéos 'broken, torn'. To me /a/ argues for *h2 or no laryngeal, but
>/e:/ and /o:/ say no *h2, but my knowledge in this field is limited.

Full grade *wreh1g^- > wre:g^-, o-grade (e.g. perfect) *wroh1g^- >
*wro:g^-. Zero grade *wr&1g^- > wrag^- (although in Greek one would
perhaps expect *wreg^-; the occurrence of rhag- here is an argument for the
traditional position that *&(1/2/3) all give *a, even in Greek).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal