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Re: How obnoxious stem variation is likely to be retained?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, August 12, 2007, 8:31
Quoting "T. A. McLeay" <conlang@...>:

> Andreas Johansson wrote: > > As I mentioned some time ago, I'm working, if fitfully, on pielang (working > > name: Wa). The sound-changes I've instituted, this far at least, are not > very > > radical, but sometimes they conspire to make closely related forms diverge > > wildly. The case inspiring this post is this: PIE *kerd "heart" quite > regularly > > yields Wa /Sard/, and the PIE genitive *krdos equally regularly yields Wa > > /karado/. > > > > Naturally, I'm considering whether I should replace the later form with > > analogical /Sardo/. I do quite like irregular paradigms with historical > > explanations, but I worry whether this case would stretch believability. > What > > say ye sages? :) > > Prehaps you could use partial analogy. *kerd > /Sard/, *krdos > /Sarado/ > (or *ke:rd > /Serd/, *krdos > /Serado/.
Thanks for the suggestion. As far as Wa outcome is concerned, this would be more or less the same as Henrik's suggestion of leveling en route, so I shall probably end up with something at least *looking* like it. :) Andreas