Patrick H. Wynne wrote:
> As for interpreting _telpingwe_ and _ulumpingwe_ as haplologies of
> *_telpe-pingwe, *ulumpe-pingwe_, with *_pingwe_ meaning 'insect' --
> while hapolology would probably occur if these forms existed, there
> are etymological problems with *_pingwe_.
I had in my mind something like PIK-ME > PINGWE - but I surmise this
pattern is a feature of much later stages of the language...?
I think you have convinced me that it is more probable that the words
[You are right that the development of *_-k-m�_ > Q _-ngwe_ seen in
the Etymologies -- e.g. *_rakm�_ > Q _rangwe_ 'fathom' -- does _not_
occur in QL, in which all words in _-ngwe_ derive instead from roots
with medial W (IWI etc.) or with medial NG (TENGE etc.) -- PHW]