Re: [tied] Re: kentum/satem built-in already in PIE?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 45609
Date: 2006-08-02

On 2006-08-02 21:15, tgpedersen wrote:

> Does the -j- appear tangibly in any Slavic representative
> of that paradigm, or only as palatalization of the preceding
> consonant?

The sequences *-rj-, *-lj-, *-nj-, *-Vj- remained unchanged in that
paradigm (Leskien's 3rd conjugation); the contrast between *-r-je- and
*-r-e- etc. is directly visible in OCS. Combinations of labials with
suffixal *j were retained as well and, dialectally, a lateral segment
could be epenthesised: -p(l)j-, *-b(l)j-, *-v(l)j-, *-m(l)j-. The
special developments of *-tj- and *-dj- also differentiate these PSl.
clusters from all late dialectal palatalisations of dental stops before
front vowels:

PSl. *tj, *dj > OCS, Bulg. s^t, z^d, West Slavic c, 3, Russ., Ukr. c^,
z^, Srb./Cr. c', 3'.

To sum up, the *-j- is tangible in many contexts.