[Slaviconlang] Anyone have the actual sound change rules for early Slavic?
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 10:19|
Amanda Babcock Furrow skrev:
> As an exercise in naturalistic sound change design, I'm
> trying to implement the sound change rules for Early
> Slavic through Proto-Slavic as described in Frederik
> Kortlandt's "From Proto-Indo-European to Slavic", but I am
> finding some of them too vague to usefully implement. For
> example, in his section 5.6 "final s" goes to h, but then
> in 5.9 we encounter "raising before final s". Apart from
> the issue of where these final s's come from that are
> conditioning the raising, I am unable to tell from the
> relevant paragraph which vowels are raising, and to what
> they have been raised.
> In short, does anyone know where I can find these rules
> already written in X -> Y / Z_ format? Or is this period
> of the development of Slavic still more art than science,
> with no sufficiently clear sound change rules having been
> established to support such a formalization?
It just ain't the comparatist habit to use such notation,
but the book by Carlton listed below is pretty clear anyway
(Because it is meant to be a freshman course).
I've been trying to digest the contents into Henrik's SCH
format, which is based on the X -> Y / Z_ format, with
additional sections for Slvanjek and Chuzhde of course, but
haven't had the time so far.
Contains manual/syntax description. (Henrik, you should
really make the manual available in non-compressed format!)
> Thanks, Amanda
Terence R. Carlton "Introduction to the Phonological History
of the Slavic Languages"
worldcat.org: <http://tinyurl.com/25b83u> bookfinder.com:
Also, not seen by me:
"Common and comparative Slavic : phonology and
inflection : with special attention to Russian, Polish,
Czech, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian" by Charles Edward
Townsend; Laura A Janda
worldcat.org: <http://tinyurl.com/2f4xw6> bookfinder.com:
Both perhaps unincidentally from the same publisher...
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
"C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)