Re: [tied] IE -rl- > Indo-Iranian ?
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
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
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Subject: [tied] IE -rl- > Indo-Iranian ?
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 ?