Re: Tendencies of Sound Changes?
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 3, 2006, 6:06|
> Roger Mills wrote:[snip]
>> 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.
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