Hallo! On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 21:14:12 +0100, Joe <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >I don't see what can be explained by positing /a/ and [log in to unmask] > >In which way does the difference between these two vowels manifest > >in PIE? > > > > > > > > Simple. The former is *a, the latter *e and *o(depending on the pitch > of the accent falling on it). This is possible. But that doesn't mean that there weren't *i and *u. Greetings, Jörg.