Re: [tied] Re: kentum/satem: why Lithuanian kg before e/i
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
On 2006-08-12 00:46, Sean Whalen wrote:
> 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.
The problem here is that in Romanian substratal vocabulary we normally
find Rom. /a/ corresponding to Albanian /o/ (from PAlb. *O: < *a:, *e:),
as in Rom. rat,ã vs. Alb. rosë 'duck'. <cioarã> can't be a late loan, as
it preserves the initial affricate.