[SEARCH / CHAT] PIE roots anywhere?
|From:||Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 15, 2002, 16:55|
> >I've already made a language from Indo-European roots. I was hoping to
> >find a more comprehensive list somewhere, hopefully over 1000 words.
> Look for Gamqrelidze and Ivanov's book on Indo-European (translated
> by Johanna Nichols and published by Mouton de Gruyter). It contains
> an extensive list of reconstructed PIE forms. G and I are proponents
> of the glottalic theory, and the reconstructions reflect that.
Speaking of which, I must voice my discontent over the uneven distribution
of good publishers... :-) My copy of G&I does not have such a glossary
And, off topic rant, has anyone heard of a second reinterpretation, designed
to undermine the drawback of the GT itself. I have a book by Starostin who
says there's a possibility of the three series being unvoiced, unvoiced
geminates and voiced. This is also typological, and has the virtue of the
possibility of voicing of initial geminates (suchn things happen, while
voicing of glottalized initials does not).