--- In phoNet@y..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@i...> wrote:
> Old Indo-Aryan (and common Iranian) nava and their Modern Indic and
Iranian reflexes (including Pashto n&h) are regular developments of
PIE *newn. (ending with a syllabic nasal, vocalised in Indo-Iranian).
Santali lo is simply unrelated.

Maybe, Piotr. But how is no~_ of Bengali explained? Is it a regular
development? Bengali is so close to Santali.

How about the l-n interchanges in some Indic languages?