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Re: NATLANG: Russkii morphology (was: "Each Other")

From:Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>
Date:Monday, January 26, 2004, 18:54

> Yes, that's probably why he put it from *-o:m long instead of > -om short.
Arrghh, brain fart. Well, there are still complications, because long vowels when nasalized did not always yield simple nasal vowels, but sometimes tended to denasalize - confer Polish a-stem Inst. Sg. _z.ona,_, or OChSl. Nom. Pl. ja-stem _struje~_, where the e~ comes from *e:~ with the o-stems Acc. Pl. _grêxy_ (-y < *u:~ < *-ons), or Old Russian Nom. Pl. ja-stem _strujê_ (where ê also < *e:~). The first two examples show nasal vowels, the second two show denasalisation.
> Of course with a lack of other *-o:m long endings to compare it to, it > must be difficult to say [The o-stem appears to be from *-om > short...]
Yes, it is of course the same one as the Baltic Lat. -u:, Lith -u: < u~, Latin 3rd declension -um. Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth --Welsh saying