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Re: Deux & erku, was: Hospitable/hostile

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, February 1, 2002, 19:26
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 08:03:23 -0500, Muke Tever
<alrivera@...> wrote:

>From: "Vasiliy Chernov" <bc_@...> >>BTW, it seems that Armenian does not confuse PIE /r/ and /l/. Or do I >>forget something? At any rate, the examples of /r/ in place of IE /l/ >>which I've seen all looked like Iranisms (very common in Armenian). > >Well, I remember that "brother" *bhre2-ter came out in Armenian as "elbayr" >[where 'l' is barred; I have no idea how this word is pronounced..was that >{l} /G/?].
In modern (East) Armenian, yes.
> >The source I looked this up in said *bhr- to {elb-} was a regular change, >though I'm not quite sure if there's enough like that to _be_ regular ;p
I could'nt find another example with exactcly same change either. But I use a very short wordlist. OTOH it could be a distant dissimilation ( r ... r > l ... r, when the barred-l thing still was something lateral). On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 13:17:36 EST, Elliott Lash <AL260@...> wrote: [...]
>In Modern Western (I might be Eastern tho) Armenian, it is
pronounced: /jEGbajr/
> >and spelled: EGbahr >where: E is the letter for /jE/, /E/ > G is the letter for /G/ > h is the letter for /h/, /i/, /j/ (in various situations)
Interesting. Eastern uses {j} which is very easy to memorize: its lowercase version looks very much like Roman _j_ without the dot. Basilius