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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 people go.) ========================================================================= 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 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637