> The jury's still out. My personal opinion is that Satem is likely to belater
> a monophyletic grouping. But the palatalisation of PIE labiovelars
> (and/or plain velars) before front vowels is _not_ a satem synapomorphy
> (i.e. not a shared trait derived from their common ancestor) but a
> innovation that occurred at different times in various Satem lineagesAnother interesting thing is that RUKI palatalisation varies with
> (but not in all of them).