Reconstruction talk:Proto-Indo-European/médʰu

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Is it cognate with *mélid ? --Fsojic (talk) 17:08, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Probably not. At least not at a level where we can figure it out with our current knowledge. —CodeCat 17:18, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for this answer ! --Fsojic (talk) 17:28, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Missing dash[edit]

This entry should have a dash at the end of it, denoting an unknown suffix. --Victar (talk) 16:38, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

But is the ending really unknown, or is it just no visible ending at all? There's a difference... neuter nouns have no ending for the nominative/accusative singular in PIE. So we'd have to confirm whether this was a masculine or neuter noun, since the descendants seem to be both. A masculine noun would be *médʰus, but a neuter one would be *médʰu with no ending. —CodeCat 17:50, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

More descendants[edit]

This page lists the following languages as descending from this root: Estonian Livonian Votic Finnish Izhorian Karelian Ludic Veps Erzya Mokša Mari? Udmurt Komi Hungarian

Might be a slightly later loan from Indo-Iranian.

It's indeed usually considered a pre-Indo-Iranian loan, which are probably best listed separately rather than under Indo-Iranian proper. Anyway, see now Proto-Uralic *mete (and also Proto-Finnic *meci) for more. --Tropylium (talk) 01:18, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
On this topic, we could add also Chinese among the descendants; Old Chinese *mit is usually considered a loan from Tocharian. --Tropylium (talk) 01:59, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
Why does it say Middle Chinese? Wikipedia lists it in w:Old Chinese#Loanwords. That also makes better chronological sense. Proto-Tocharian wasn't contemporary with Middle Chinese, but with Old Chinese, AFAICT. Only attested Tocharian is contemporary with Middle Chinese, but the loan appears to be older than that. I think the reason is phonological (I'm not an expert on Chinese historical phonology, though). --Florian Blaschke (talk) 20:48, 15 January 2017 (UTC)