--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "etherman23" <etherman23@...> wrote:
> --- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Wordingham" <richard@>
> wrote:

> > On the other hand, it's
> > tempting to speculate about a phonetically conditioned split of */Se/
> > into subjunctive/thematic -h1e- and future -se- (not sure if this has
> > to be reconstructed as -sh1e-).

> Possible but I haven't given that any thought. incidentally what is
> the basis for assimg the suffix is -h1e instead of just -e?

The evidence is analysis of Vedic metre. A number of irregularities
vanish if you assume that the ending was -h1a- and that h1 makes
position. I don't know how many irregularities amneding the text thus
then raises.

The motivation was structural - the vowel in thematic subjunctives
seems to be double, which contradicts the notion that PIE syllables
started with consonants.

These ideas are currently being referred to on Cybalist, e.g. at
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/cybalist/message/46838 .

> > The simplest
> > hypothesis is that such was one of the origins of what is
> > reconstructed as *h1.
> I proposed that *h3 is the glottal stop.

Sorry, I forgot that.