[tied] Re: Nominative: A hybrid view
- --- In email@example.com, "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@h...>
> >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
>I believe that in the very next sentence I stated that earliest PIE
> - gLeN
was *not* monovocalic and explained why.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@s...>
> At 4:57:13 AM on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, tgpedersen wrote:Which means the vowel's wrong. Swedish 'å' is pronounced /O/.
> > 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>.