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[tied] Re: Nominative: A hybrid view

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  • Rob
    ... vowels. ... I believe that in the very next sentence I stated that earliest PIE was *not* monovocalic and explained why. - Rob
    Message 1 of 106 , May 31 11:03 PM
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      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@h...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Rob:
      > >Any monovocalic system will likely have /a/ as its vowel, [...]
      >
      > If we want to use "likely" in this sentence we have to account for
      > the fact that there is no known monovocalic system ever recorded
      > on the face of the planet. This makes what you say very UNlikely.
      >
      > If I were you, I'd keep to reality and reconstruct at least two
      vowels.
      >
      >
      > - gLeN
      >

      I believe that in the very next sentence I stated that earliest PIE
      was *not* monovocalic and explained why.

      - Rob
    • tgpedersen
      ... Which means the vowel s wrong. Swedish å is pronounced /O/. Torsten
      Message 106 of 106 , Jun 12, 2003
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        --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@s...>
        wrote:
        > At 4:57:13 AM on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, tgpedersen wrote:
        >
        > > Its use: cf 'them thar hills', Sw 'dom där bergen' (I
        > > wonder if the US expression might have Swedish substrate,
        > > another candidate would be Sw. 'fånig' "silly, stupid" ->
        > > Am. Eng. 'phoney')
        >
        > According to AHD, <phon(e)y> is an alteration of <fawney>
        > 'gilt brass ring used by swindlers', from Irish <fáinne> 'a
        > ring' (also in OIr); according to M-W on-line the OIr is
        > from OIr <ánne> 'a ring', possibly cognate with Lat <anus>.

        Which means the vowel's wrong. Swedish 'å' is pronounced /O/.

        Torsten
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