Re: [tied] Albanian Diphthongs

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 30595
Date: 2004-02-03

03-02-04 18:37, Miguel Carrasquer wrote:

> On Tue, 03 Feb 2004 17:39:54 +0100, Piotr Gasiorowski
> <piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
>>Proto-Albanian did palatalise
>>*tj and *dj (> *c^, 3^, differently from Proto-Romanian), but tolerated
>>*di-/*ti- (as well as *die-/*tie-) both in inherited words and in Latin
> Does this mean that e > íe (and only later ié/jé)?

Hamp's notation (which I have adopted) is *iä > *ie ~ *ia (depending on
syllable structure) for the Proto-Albanian reflex of short stressed *e.
The normal Modern Albanian outcome, /je/ (~/ja/) contrasts with
secondary /ie/, found in historically lengthened syllables (e.g. <miell>
'flour', <diell> 'sun' or <bie> 'bring') and sometimes resulting from
contraction (with dialectal complications). Apart from /ie/, Albanian
has also /ye/ and /ua/ (~ Geg /ue/); they are all monophthongised in
some North Geg dialects, e.g. diell ~ di:ll, fyell ~ fy:ll 'flute', mue
(Tosk mua) ~ mu: 'me'.