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Re: Internal Reconstruction [was Re: Proto-Klingon?]

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2001, 18:36
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:

> NSg GenSg > wo:k-s wo:k-is 'voice' > stirp-s stirp-is 'root' > > These forms show that you don't have intervocalic voicing going on, > and, assuming that soundchange operates in a regular fashion, that > you can then confidently say that the original forms must have been > like those in (2), and voicing assimilation occurred.
I should probably correct myself here. It's not so much intervocalic (between vowels) as inter-voicing that is not going on. (Both solutions are in fact types of assimilation, but they are distinct in their scope.) =================================== Thomas Wier | AIM: trwier "Aspidi men Saiôn tis agalletai, hên para thamnôi entos amômêton kallipon ouk ethelôn; autos d' exephugon thanatou telos: aspis ekeinê erretô; exautês ktêsomai ou kakiô" - Arkhilokhos