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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. LEF