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Re: Calistan revisited

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Sunday, July 30, 2000, 2:15
--- Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> wrote:

> Danny Wier wrote:
> > kw > q > > gw > q' > > gwh > ñ /N/ > > How would labiovelars become uvular?
Well, I should've said "back velar", which is *close* to uvular, if not exactly. Also the velar nasal went through an intermediate stage of [gamma] (velar or possibly uvular). And PIE *kw > Clst q[h] may also have the value of [chi] (this too is a shift that occured in Georgian). 117. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Kick off your party with Yahoo! Invites.