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Re: Ruki rule, retroflexion and palatalization (was Re: Help Weird Up My Orthography, Sound Changes?)

From:Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 20:35
> AFAIK, the ruki rule in Indo-Aryan involves an intermediate step of > palatalization. The ruki rule itself applies not only to Indo-Aryan, > but also to Balto-Slavic and Iranian. Both groups don't have > retroflexes, which in Indo-Aryan are probably due to a Dravidian > substratum. The change /S/ > /s`/ happens easily.
Yeah, that's not overly surprising. Ruki certainly looks like a palatisation pattern. -- Shreyas Sampat