On 2008-09-30 19:17, kishore patnaik wrote:
> I have not understood much about the second paragraph. While you
> need to explain it out...
It isn't all that difficult. So-called "Narten verbs" are those with
presents conjugated like Sanskrit <stáuti/stávati>. In PIE they had a
long vowel in the singular (*sté:w-ti) and an accented full-grade vowel
in the plural (*stéw-n.ti). Similarly, we have *h3ré:g^-ti 'he
directs/rules', *h3rég^-n.ti 'they direct/rule'. There are traces of
such forms in Vedic. The RV shows rá:s.t.i < *h3ré:g^ti and the
corresponding injunctive rá:t. < *h3régt .