Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: [PEER REVIEW] Mutations and sound changes (longish)

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 30, 2002, 12:22
 --- Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:
<huge snip>
> The /G/ -> /r/ transformation looks quite plausible > to me. I do /G/ -> /R/ all > the time ;))) . The /R/ -> /R\/ is not impossible > (since /s/ -> /r/ is, why not > a nearly parallel change there?) and the /R\/ -> /r/ > is even well represented > if we agree that the rhotic in Ancient Greek was > /R\/ and became /r/ in Modern > Greek (which is what the common reconstruction of > Ancient Greek points at). >
uvular trill in ancient greek ? that's the first i've heard of it. certainly sydney allen ( vox graeca ) puts forward /r/ rather than /R\/, and his is the most comprehensive research into greek phonetics i'm aware of. i've always considered greek as having two allophones : [r] and word initial [r_0], geminating to [rr_0] . . . am i wrong ? bn ===== bnathyuw | landan | arR stamp the sunshine out | angelfish your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>