From: Miguel Carrasquer
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:I was thinking of proto-Tocharian (although that does have marginal i: and
>> On Thu, 05 Jun 2003 11:05:14 +0000, Glen Gordon <glengordon01@...>
>> >>This leaves:
>> >>stressed *&' (*^&', *"&') *á: *^é: *"ó: (*-í *-ú)
>> >>unstressed *& (*^&, *"&) *a
>> >>svarita *a: *^e: *"o:
>> >Erh, why is *i and *u parenthesized?
>> They only occurred in the Auslaut.
>> >This is a typologically unbalanced system without them.
>> No it isn't.
>> e: o:
>> is perfectly alright.
>Is this a Caucasian system?
>> I didn't include PIE *a in my summary, which was an omission.Allophone first, phoneme later, I suspect.
>> At the stage above, we also had the marginal phoneme *á/*a in the
>> neighbourhood of *k, *g, *gh, *h2 (a variant of *&/*é), and *á~: ~
>> *á~ in the neighbourhood of nasals (a variant of *ó(:)).
>Phoneme or allophone?