THEORY: the Glottalic hypothesis
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 6, 2005, 17:35|
Ray Brown <ray.brown@F...> wrote:
>What is the present state of play, so to speak, regarding the
>PIE 'voiced aspirated' plosives?
I am no Indo-Europeanist, but maybe the best place is to
look at it through the perspective of the challenging theory:
Joseph S. Salmons. The Glottalic Theory. Journal of Indo-European
Studies: Monograph Series. 10. McLean, Virginia: Institute for
the Study of Man, 1993 (with full bibliography).
This is a reasonably recent, and fairly balanced look at the theory.
(BTW, I would say it is not accurate to say that most IEists believe
in this theory. FWIW I certainly haven't met a single IEist in real
life who believes in this theory, and I know quite a few as such
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
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