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).
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