Peter &/or Graham
petegray at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 4 20:56:42 UTC 1999
>The entry in Pokorny that comes closest to being related to the Greek forms
>is *neuk(h)-, 'dark', from earlier *neugh- + -s/t- (metathesis in Latin
Mann suggests *nokw-t-s alternating with nokw-t-is, and points in evidence
to Lith. nakvoti, and hesitantly also to Hittite nekuc. He gives other
parallel examples of *-okw- > -ukw- to explain the Greek -u- vocalism.
Both the -i- stem and the consonant stem are found in Vedic.
He is working, as you see, with a PIE vowel system which includes /o/.
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