Author Topic: Is there a known rule for Latin and Greek *p and *kʷ - in other languages  (Read 1440 times)

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Offline Anixx

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It seems to me that some words that have -p- in stem in Latin have clearly reconstructible -k- based on other Indo-European languages. Some examples include

- *u̯lpos - *u̯lkos ("wolf")
- *u̯esper - *u̯esker ("evening")
- *apa - *aka ("water")
- *i̯epr - *i̯ekr ("liver")

The "k" reconstruction is supported by the majority of languages, still many authors consider the roots with "p" as genuine and/or separate. For example, Katz tryed to proove the connection between *u̯esper, Hettite *u̯esp "cloth of the dead" and Greek ospros "pulse".

Mallory & Adams reconstructed the PIE water deity as *H2epom Nepots instead of evident *Akam Nepot(s) (note that the laryngeal here is not supported by the Nostratic evidence).

Starostin lists both *ap- and *aka; *welp- and *welk- (and also *lup-) as separate roots.

I wonder why the correspondence between **k* and **p* is not evident to some authors?



 

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