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Re: Vowellessness... grunty?

From:Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>
Date:Monday, April 12, 1999, 22:07
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Edward Heil wrote:

> Similarly, in very early PIE, you still had syllable nuclei ("vowels") in the > words, but the quality and to some degree the location of those vowels were > not tied to the roots. They showed up in pronunciation in various ways (that
Ah! So there were sounds used that had vowel quality, but they were either non-phonemic or weakly phonemic (my money would be on the latter).