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Re: Can realism be retro-fitted?

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 7:45
(Benct, writing about the GVS):
>- ui > @i > Ai > Qi > Oi
What is the evidence for /Ui/ making this kind of a round trip? Surely going to /Oi/ directly isn't implausible, so I assume there is some...
>Of course a sound like i\ can easily arise from several sources in one >dialect as illustrated by the >*u-*i merger in Welsh, where *u must have passed through i\ BTW.
Similarly, is there any particular reason to posit an intermediate /i\/? A rute of > */u\/ > */y/ > /i/ is more commonly attested AIUI... (Also, I, too, thank you for the vowel shift suggestions; I have one project where they may come particularily handy.) John Vertical _________________________________________________________________ Nyt löydät etsimäsi tiedot nopeasti niin koneeltasi kuin netistä.