IE & Semitic roots.

B. Reusch reusch at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Nov 10 16:29:08 UTC 1997

At 1:42 AM -0800 11/10/97, Luis Gonzalez-Reimann wrote:

>I'm not sure I understand what you mean by IE roots not having an intrinsic
>vowel.  When you state an IE root, it has a vowel.

Right. Benveniste's contribution to IE morphology was to point at the basic
pattern of IE roots -- CeC.
In other words, two consonants with a vowel in between.

Beatrice Reusch
University of California, Berkeley

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