Appendix talk:Proto-Indo-European/ph₂tḗr

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Is this related to the zero-grade of peh2 = protect? —This unsigned comment was added by 69.12.144.158 (talk) at 02:27, 6 October 2008.

Could as well be be, *ph₂ + agentive suffix *-ter, seems to agree both formally and semantically. If you have some verifiable source that claims so, feel free to expand the ==Etymology== section (speculations and original research is forbidden) --Ivan Štambuk 12:52, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Bulgarian descendant[edit]

Is the Bulgarian word баща (bashta, father) a descendant? We have p->b transition and the t is well preserved. Are there any other Slavic descendants meaning father? Bogorm 11:33, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

No, this noun had no reflexes in Slavic. Bogorm, historical linguistics does not work on the basis of phonetic similarity and ad-hoc postulated arbitrary sound changes, but on the basis of systematically established phoneme correspondences ("sound laws") observed or postulated to have occur over the period of time and supported by numerous external and internal evidence. --Ivan Štambuk 11:56, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
That is why I am asking here on the talk page in lieu of boldly and recklessly adding. Bogorm 12:36, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, your effort would be much more productive if you spend some time learning the basics of PIE > Slavic.. There are lots of good books out there (on books.google.com, illegal sites..) I don't mind answering any of your questions (if I knew the answer; my knowledge is completely amateurish); it's just that this kind of guessing game won't get us very far. --Ivan Štambuk
It actually has reflexes in Slavic - Serbo-Croatian baća, Russian батька. Bogorm 11:12, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
That word has nothing to do with this PIE noun. --Ivan Štambuk 14:08, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Slavic *pastorъkъ[edit]

According to HJP it reflects Slavic *pa- + PIE *ph₂tḗr, but this derivation doesn't seem to be listed in any etymological dictionary. --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 09:55, 27 September 2014 (UTC)