Re: Russian e and jat'
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 18:01|
Den 25. okt. 2006 kl. 15.52 skrev Benct Philip Jonsson:
> Obviously a chain shift going on. You 'should' have
> _*u_ become /y/ and then perhaps _ju_. :-)
Yes, I have actually considered that. And there is some evidence for
it too, but slightly more against it. Of course, since this is based
on the fantasy names I dreamed up as a kid and (probably) not on
psychic channeling from a parallel dimension where the Urianians do
actually exist, the evidence I have may be somewhat unreliable.
> Curious: can the Urianians decide their language changes, like
> Tolkien's Elves?
No, I didn't mean that to be taken literally. Of course, after the
academy was formed in 1833, they have indeed tried to direct
developments a bit...
Thanks for the Slavic info. Gold mine you are.