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- verb Present participle of
- adjective linguistics experiencing an
- noun linguistics the process of vowel turning into its
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So we have an ablauting -es -os suffix which would betray an unaccented schwa *a.
"So we have an ablauting -es -os suffix which would betray an unaccented schwa *a."
Obviously this is difficult to justify if you don't see it back in other ablauting paradigms, but even in Hittite these have already become incredibly rare.
It seems we have a "standard" PIE *gʰebʰ-, with the regular e/o-ablaut, and non-ablauting "dialectal" variants *gʰab- and *kap-.
Rather, my instinct is telling me that the "ablautless" forms are coloured by uvulars, hence *-a-, and that ablauting forms stem from a lengthened Narten present, *ɢēb- or *gʰēbʰ- in traditional notation, since it's already been established by other IEists that long vowels are not affected by laryngeal colouring and thus, by extension, they wouldn't be affected by uvular colouring.
If the voiced variant contains the original ablauting Narten present, then would this mean that *qep- trad. *kap- is not the original root form and merely a dialectal variant of an original form *ɢēb-?
Furthermore, between a choice of ablauting verbs and plain verbs, you'd think that the natural tendency would be for ablauting verbs to be in the minority in favour of regular verbs!
Since the overwhelming majority of verbs contain ablauting *e/*o, it implies that there was an overabundance of verbs in *i and *u beforehand, and that makes no sense.
kessar is one of the few clearly ablauting nouns in Hittite.