Reconstruction talk:Proto-Germanic/segaz

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Headword form[edit]

I think this entry should be moved to *seguz, or perhaps *sigiz. None of the Old languages show the -e- root of *segaz, and there is more evidence pointing to the other noun classes than to strong a-decl.

Thoughts? Leasnam (talk) 15:56, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Ringe does reconstruct *segaz here, and even gives s-stem cognates outside of PIE. I've added those now. —CodeCat 16:34, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Ringe is correct: ON sigr (an s-stem), OE sigor and Gothic sigis all point towards a s-stem, whose nominative should be segaz (which just happens to look like the nominative of a masculine noun of the strong a-declension), compare *lambaz (reflected in Proto-Finnic *lampas) for the ending. The -i- must come from the oblique cases. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 17:46, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you! Leasnam (talk) 17:50, 1 June 2013 (UTC)