Re: kentum/satem built-in already in PIE?

From: tgpedersen
Message: 45612
Date: 2006-08-03

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> 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'.

But we were talking about *sj -> s^. Does it occur in the
same rule?

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