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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.