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Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Monday, April 3, 2006, 6:06
Joe wrote:
> Roger Mills wrote:
>> Ancient Greek shows *s > h/0 (at least in some environments), and IIRC >> some of the Persian langs. do too. Of course, IE had no other >> fricatives to lose... French lost *s in certain environments; Spanish >> may be in the process. But it's noteworthy that this is not a common >> change in IE languages. >> > > Are you sure? Sanskrit does it, at least word finally.
It also occurred, under similar conditions to ancient Greek, in Welsh & the other Brittonic langs. -- Ray ================================== ================================== MAKE POVERTY HISTORY


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