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Re: Vowel harmony part 2

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 25, 2003, 14:23
Rob Haden <magwich78@...> writes:

> On Mon, 23 Jun 2003 14:11:52 +0200, =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg=20Rhiemeier?= > <joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote: > > >I have seen the same vowel system in a reconstruction of Proto-Uralic, > >so there is nothing wrong with it, I think. Nicely done. > > > >Jörg. > > It's funny that you say that, because I came up with that system by trying > to reconstruct a very early stage of Pre/Proto-Uralic! Pekka Samallahti, a > professor of Uralic linguistics, reconstructed the following vowel system > for Proto-Uralic:
[vowel system snup]
> Where did you see the reconstruction of Proto-Uralic that you mentioned?
I saw it in a handbook of linguistics, and in an article by Frederik Kortlandt, "The Indo-Uralic Verb". The latter is available online: Both sources attribute it to Samallahti. If this system can be reduced to an earlier 3-vowel system, the latter is perhaps the system of the common ancestor of Uralic, Indo-European, and Q, as the IE and Q systems can also be reduced to a pre-ablaut system of /a i u/. (Q is the provisional designation of my main conlang family, which is a fictional sister group to IE and Uralic. On the Q vowel system and its prehistory, see my previous post.) Jörg. ____________________________________________________________________________ Jetzt bei WEB.DE FreeMail anmelden = 1qm Regenwald schuetzen! Helfen Sie mit! Nutzen Sie den Serien-Testsieger.