Ooops, thought I was done with looking into various IE linguistics but.... I know that the Snaskrit Rta, Sanskrit Ritu, and Avestan Asha all ultimately deriveMessage 1 of 62 , Oct 23, 2005View SourceOoops, thought I was done with looking into various IE linguistics
I know that the Snaskrit Rta, Sanskrit Ritu, and Avestan Asha all
ultimately derive from the PIE root *Ar- "to fit together" but what I
am unsure about are the intermediate stages between *Ar- and the
Could anyone clarify whether the terms Rta/Ritu/Asha stem from the
suffixed form *ar-ti- from which we get artisan and the Greek
Or do they stem from the variant form *re- (which gives rate, ratio,
rede) or possibly the variant form *rei (from which come rite and
... There are other explanations given at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avestan_phonology none of which makes any sense. The only possible explanation is freeMessage 62 of 62 , Sep 26, 2011View Source--- In email@example.com, Sean Whalen <stlatos@...> wrote:
> --- Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:There are other explanations given at:
> > Sean Whalen wrote:
> > > What about the Old Persian forms? I don't think
> > > there's any possibility of hrt > s^ there. It
> > looks
> > > like free variation to me (with OP having a
> > greater
> > > tendency to analogic recreation of -ta-, etc.
> > >
> > > Av. OP
> > >
> > > m@s^a-/m@r@ta- marta- dead
> > > m@r@Tyu- mars^iyu- death
> > > mas^ya- martiya- mortal
> > > p@s^u-/p@r@tu- bridge
> > > as^a- ars^ta:- true, truth
> > >
> > Whatever happened in OP seems to be independent of
> > the Avestan
> > development, which is quite clearly correlated with
> > the location of
> > accent.
none of which makes any sense.
The only possible explanation is free variation (shown by the same occurring in other Indo-Iranian l., as well as Armenian, etc.), of the form r.t. > r.s. ( > s.s.) > s. , among other free variation, such as in * tur.s.o+ > Armenian tHurc = cheek, tHus^ = cheek, tHuR = swelling (compare R / s^ variation in tHars^amim \ tHaRamim = wither ).