[tied] Re: kentum/satem: why Lithuanian kg before e/i

From: alexandru_mg3
Message: 45687
Date: 2006-08-12

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Sean Whalen <stlatos@...> wrote:
> --- alexandru_mg3 <alexandru_mg3@...> wrote:
> >
> > Piotr, please to tell me why you kept (W) in
> > c^(W)/g^(W) ?
> > Do you suspect that W survived for a while (...as
> > w)?
> >
> > So it would be *kWers-n/reh2 > PAlb. *c^wa:-r(r)a:
> > that would
> > completly explain also the Romanian form *cioara
> > /c^wara/
> I agree that a form like kYW existed for a short
> time, but as far as I know this word just shows
> regular o>oa before a, etc.


It's true that the o>oa exists for Romanian (in some contexts:
mainly before e and ã, the a-context 'is not clear enough'): but the
timeframes didn't match here: there isn't any other PAlb a: > Rom o
(> oa) <-> Alb o in the common words (see raTa, madzare)

In addition Rom c^ for Alb s shows us a very old loan for the Balkan

These are the reasons that we are obliged to suspect wa not o>oa in
Romanian /c^wara/


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