From: Miguel Carrasquer
>The Uralic evidence cannot account for that. I count 122 Proto-Uralic
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>From: "Miguel Carrasquer" <mcv@...>
>Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 9:55 PM
>Subject: Re: [tied] PIE Stop System
>> What that shows is that *k^ should have been as frequent as *kW. It
>> it's much more frequent.
>But why? We don't now the situation in that pre-PIE? There could have been
>three front vowels which caused *k' as I said (*e, *i, *ü) and maybe just *u
>caused *kw. In Uralic, if I'm not mistaking, *e, *i, *ü and *ä (a with
>Umlaut) are reconstructed. If IE can really be linked with some other group
>than it's probably Uralic and it has 4 front vowels which, if Uralic is
>conservative vowelwards, could account for the frequency of PIE *k'.