A question about Greek or Latin

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Sat Mar 3 01:43:28 UTC 2001

Dear Xavier and IEists:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Xavier Delamarre" <xavier.delamarre at free.fr>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 11:30 AM


The verbal causative-iterative suffixe has in PIE the form -éyo-/-e,
added to the root in the o grade (giving a: in Sanskrit after Lex
Bartholomae) : *wérto: / *wortéyo: ; *men(o:) / *monéyo: ; *sed(o:) /
*sodéyo: etc.


What would you say to the alternate explanation that the causative formant is
*-ye, and that its addition shifted the stress-accent one syllable to the
right, preserving (or re-instating) an otherwise lost final vowel of the root?


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