Re: A sound change question...
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 7, 2003, 23:22|
Muke Tever wrote:
> I believe the intermediate in [tw] > [s] was some manner of [tSw], givenhow it
> actually comes out as -ss- intervocalically (except in some dialects,including
> Attic, which have -tt-).
> Examples are the second person pronoun, e.g. acc. *twe > se; and *twr=ks >sarx "flesh".
> > I'm not sure about [kw] > [t] -- does Peter have a citation for that?
> Well, if the difference between [kw] and [k_w] is not being held, thereare:
> *penkwe > pente "five"
> *kwe > te "and" (encl.)
> *kwis > tis "who"
>My IE>Greek is rusty, but wouldn't _tessera_ 'four' be an example for both
kw and tw? IIRC the changes affecting the labiovelars are all conditioned
by front vs. back vowels.