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Re: THEORY: irregular conlangs

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Thursday, October 21, 1999, 8:59
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > So, they come from different IE roots. Nevertheless, *werg- and *wreg- > are quite similar. One wonders if one was originally a variant of the > other? To drive and to work are similar enough meanings ... >
According to the 1-vowel theory, triconsonnantal roots in PIE come from biconsonnanntal roots added with a suffix, the root and the suffix having both a variable vowel. So *werg- and *wreg- would come from **w.r-.g, with the dot being e, o or the zero-vowel, and *werg- would come from this radical with e-degree on the root and zero-degree on the suffix, whereas *wreg- would come from the same, but with zero-degree on the root and e-degree on the suffix. As far as I know, there are many such pairs in PIE, as it is reconstructed at least. Now, let's try and find a meaning for this root **w.r and the suffix **-.g... <GGG> -- Christophe Grandsire Philips Research Laboratories -- Building WB 145 Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656 AA Eindhoven The Netherlands Phone: +31-40-27-45006 E-mail: