Re: Lithuanian and Latvian words for water deriving from different grades?
- --- In email@example.com, "Sergejus Tarasovas" <sergejus.tarasovas@...> wrote:
>I stand corrected, and I had no business criticizing Wiktionary for dropping diacritics in the first place.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dgkilday57" <dgkilday57@> wrote:
> > The Latvian word has a circumflex over the first vowel, which is therefore long and cannot represent zero-grade PIE *ud-.
> Well, formally, it can - the broken tone (ûdèns) is exactly what one would expect to develop before an Indo-European media (*d) by Winter's Law in a word of a mobile accentual paradigm. (Had it belonged to an immobile one, one would expect the sustained tone thus still a long vowel).