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Re: History of Yasaro

From:Paul Roser <pkroser@...>
Date:Friday, June 16, 2006, 14:32
On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 21:46:46 -0500, Herman Miller <hmiller@...> wrote:

>I was thinking of short vowels, specifically /tSi/. I suppose it could >have come from /tje/ < /tie/, but then /tSe/ would need explanation -- >/tSe/ < /tia/ ? While it's possible I could get this to work after some >experimentation, I think I'll go with the simpler /tS/ < /tr/.
This might have already been mentioned, but I think that in some Caucasian languages (the Lezgin branch iirc) the proto-Dagestan lateral affricates /tK, tK_>/ etc became postalveolars /tS, tS_>/ etc, so that's another possibility. Bfowol