Re: [tied] Albanian as a satem langauge

From: Joao S. Lopes
Message: 37606
Date: 2005-05-05

This Luwian "z" was pronnounced like "ts" or "z" ?

Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> escreveu:
mkapovic@... wrote:

> Could you yield more information on the last point? On the non-satem lgs
> with traces of *K - *K' distinction, I mean. Thanks,

I had two things in mind:

(1) The tendency of the "plain" *K series to colour an adjacent *e to
*a, visible also in the non-satem remainder of IE.

(2) The possible distinction between reflexes of *k and *k^ in Luwian
(both cuneiform and hieroglyphic). According to Melchert, *k^ > z,
contrasting with both *k and *kW. The showcase examples are <za:rt->
'heart' and *zuwani- 'dog'.


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