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How obnoxious stem variation is likely to be retained?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, August 11, 2007, 20:03
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

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? :)



Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
T. A. McLeay <conlang@...>