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Re: Voiced aspirated plosives (was: phonetic)

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, January 6, 2005, 9:59
Jorg Rhiemeier wrote:

> Ray Brown wrote: > > > What is the present state of play, so > > to speak, regarding the PIE 'voiced aspirated' plosives? > > The present state of play is that many (though by far not all) > Indo-Europeanists favour "glottal theory", according to which the > stops traditionally reconstructed as voiced (*b, *d, *g, *gW) were > glottalized stops, and the traditional voiced aspirates were simply > voiced. I think this makes sense
To stir the List up for more ontopicness and to show that I'm still here (just busy with guests in our home: my sister-in-law and her husband came to visit us for a week!), I'd add that this theory was suggested by T.V.Gamkrelidze and Vyach.Vs.Ivanov in 1972 (later expanded and illustrated by ample material in their book "Индоевропейский язык и индоевропейцы. Реконструкция и историко-типологический анализ праязыка и протокультуры." Tbilisi, 1984), and, independently, by P.J.Hopper in 1973. Read his article in "Glossa. An International Journal of Linguistics", 1973, v.7, No.2. Aspirated plosives are postulated allophones for pure plosives according to Grassman's law. -- Yitzik