Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Schleicher's fable part 2

The next sentence!
só gʷr̥hᵪúm u̯óǵʰom u̯eǵʰed; só méǵh₂m̥ bʰórom; só dʰǵʰémonm̥ h₂ṓḱu bʰered.

*gʷr̥hᵪúm
singular accusative of Fortson *gʷr̥h₂u- "heavy"
guru, gravity

*u̯óǵʰom
thematic accusative of *u̯eǵʰ- "vehicle, drive a vehicle"
wagon, weigh, vehicle

*u̯eǵʰed
verb form of *u̯eǵʰ- "vehicle, drive a vehicle"

*méǵh₂m̥
athematic singular accusative of *meǵh₂- "great"
much, major

*bʰórom
thematic neuter singular accusative? of *bʰer- "carry, something carried"
bear, infer, metaphor

*dʰǵʰémonm̥
accusative of *dʰǵʰem- "man"
human, chameleon

*h₂ṓḱu
"swift"
accipiter, Ocypode

*bʰered
form of *bʰer- "carry"

gʷr̥hᵪúm u̯óǵʰom u̯eǵʰed méǵh₂m̥ bʰórom dʰǵʰémonm̥h₂ṓḱubʰered
one heavy vehicle drove one big something-carried one manswiftlycarried
"one pulled a heavy wagon, one (carried) a big load, one carried a man swiftly."

1 comment :

Glen Gordon said...

Where is *bʰered from? I understand that in the oldest stage, the verb was a Narten present (as per Jay Jasinoff).

Thus at the start we have present 3ps *bʰērti and aorist *bʰert. A form *bʰeret would be the subjunctive before it was reanalysed as a new non-Narten present *bʰereti. Did I overlook something?