Re: [tied] Re: IE Roots

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 25259
Date: 2003-08-23

23-08-03 02:15, Miguel Carrasquer wrote:

>> Incidentally, are there any known languages which have syllabic
>> variants of the laryngeals?
> Yes. Carrier, Yi, Tashlhiyt Berber, Bella Coola (the last two even have
> syllabic stops).

Depending on what counts as a laryngeal, even English might qualify.
Middle English /x/ was vocalised word-finally after liquids, producing
syllabic reflexes, e.g. burh > borough, thurh > thorough.