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  • ---In cybalist@^$1, wrote: >>Lithuanian _ketverì_ 'four each', and Old Church Slavic _c^etverU_ against _c^etvorU_ 'id.' Merely out of love for hairsplitting. Lith. _ketverì_ belongs to the category of numerals (Lith. _daugìniai skai~tvardz^iai_, I know of no established English translation) used to count 1. pluralia tantum, eg. _ ke~tverios z^ìrkle:s _ 'four pairs of scissors...
    sergejus.tarasovas@... Dec 4, 2013
  • ---In cybalist@^$1, wrote: >>(cf. OHG 'still, yet' < PIE *núqWe) A self-correction: PIE *núkWe. Sergei
    sergejus.tarasovas@... Nov 8, 2013
  • ---In cybalist@^$1, wrote: >>A good question. A specialist in OHG would be needed... However, as I know, h and hh (ch) are distinguishable in texts. If ch (or hh) in nechein (attested in these two forms) comes from *h < *x < IE *k, why it is doubled? Are there more examples of doubling the Germanic *x in German? >>I think there are no doubts about ne- in nechein: it is a negation...
    sergejus.tarasovas@... Nov 8, 2013
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  • ---In cybalist@^$1, wrote: >>The second part is the IE particle *ge. It can be seen, among others, in Germanic *mi-k (accusative "me"). It yielded *z^e in Slavic regularly. It seems it's not so easy to choose between deriving PSl. *z^e from PIE *ge (thus with Gk. ge 'at least, only, indeed', Goth. -k in mik 'me', auk 'because, but') and deriving it from PIE *gWHe (with Gk. -tHe in...
    sergejus.tarasovas@... Nov 7, 2013
  • ---In cybalist@^$1, wrote: >>As for now, all is clear. The Proto-German (older than the 2nd consonantal shift) was *ni-kein obviously. Why do you need PGmc. *k here? Won't *x do just as well? Sergei
    sergejus.tarasovas@... Nov 7, 2013
  • --- In cybalist@^$1, "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...
    Sergejus Tarasovas May 24, 2013
  • A sad news indeed, let me join your condolences. He looked so hale and hearty at the Copenhagen's Fachtagung just half a year ago -- at least over the Internet... I haven't had a chance to meet him outside Cybalist, and I still feel like and old acquaintance is gone. --- In cybalist@^$1, Piotr Gasiorowski wrote: > > Dear Cybalisters, > > Jens E. Rasmussen, one of the greatest and...
    Sergejus Tarasovas May 18, 2013
  • --- In cybalist@^$1, "Tavi" wrote: > I regard these formations as being parallel > to the Baltic outputs of "PIE" *k´wei-t- > 'white', e.g. Lithuanian svitra-s > 'sand; glass; sandpaper'. For what it's worth, Lith. means 'emery (paper)' (note the hyphens in 'Sand-, Glas-, Schmirgelpapier'), i.e. 'what is used to make things glossy, shiny'. No words meaning 'glass' or 'sand' in...
    Sergejus Tarasovas Mar 14, 2012
  • --- In cybalist@^$1, Piotr Gasiorowski wrote: > If I knew, I would publish it immediately :). Most authors are > blissfully unaware of any problems with '1' and stick to traditional > *(H)oi-no-/*(H)oi-wo-/*(H)oi-ko-. To be sure, the second and the third > of these variants may well be correct, but the first just can't be. If > the first *o is apophonic, Saussure's Law should have...
    Sergejus Tarasovas Jun 16, 2011
  • >--- In cybalist@^$1, Piotr Gasiorowski wrote: > I like this idea. How about something related to the adversative > conjunction/particle *h2(a)u 'on the other hand, moreover, once more', > as in Gk. aû, Lat. aut(em), Gmc. *auk- etc.? In Greek, at any rate, it's > very often used with numerals. Slavic *ovU belongs here. Differently from *-va"/vo~s, I don't have a "gut feeling" of...
    Sergejus Tarasovas Jun 15, 2011