Accent and ablaut in the Vedic verb

Most scholars nowadays reconstruct a static root present with an alternation between lengthened grade in the active singular and full grade in the active plural and in the middle. I am unhappy about this traditional meth
Most scholars nowadays reconstruct a static root present with an alternation between lengthened grade in the active singular and full grade in the active plural and in the middle. I am unhappy about this traditional methodology of loosely postulating long vowels for the proto-language. What we need is a powerful theory which explains why clear instances of original lengthened grade are so very few and restrains our reconstructions accordingly. Such a theory has been available for over a hundred years now: it was put forward by Wackernagel in his Old Indic grammar (1896: 66-68). The crucial element of his theory which is relevant in the present context is that he assumed lengthening in monosyllabic word forms, such as the 2nd and 3rd sg. active forms of the sigmatic aorist injunctive.
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Author:Frederik H. H. Kortlandt
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1156607
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/07/07
SWD-Keyword:Vedisch
Note:
Korrigierte Version 
Source:http://www.kortlandt.nl/publications/art188e.pdf ; (in:) Indo-Iranian Journal, 47, 1, 2004, S. 7-15
HeBIS PPN:246743581
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
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