Re: [tied] IE -rl- > Indo-Iranian ?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 4480
Date: 2000-10-22

To begin with, IE *-rl- is hardly a common cluster; I'm not sure if it was permissible at all. Did you have any particular examples in mind?
IIr lost the contrast *l : *r, which doesn't mean that the merged phoneme was realised as [r] in all dialects and all contexts. Some Iranian dialects (Alanic, Ossetic) show so-called "lambdacism", i.e. *l/*r > l. Old Indic had a dialectal component in which [l] was pronounced, and interdialectal borrowing (plus loans from non-Indo-Aryan languages) "reintroduced" [l] in some Sanskrit words.
----- Original Message -----
From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 7:44 PM
Subject: [tied] IE -rl- > Indo-Iranian ?

Joao wrote:
What's the result in Indo-Iranian (IIr) of PIE -RL- ?  R? L? LL?
If PIE L > IIr R, why there are sometimes IIr L for L ?