[tied] Re: Slavic peoples and places

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 7615
Date: 2001-06-14

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
Intervocalic -g- and -v- were probably confusible to some extent
when the former was pronounced as a voiced fricative, but it's
strange that the confusion should have affected only this single
grammatical morpheme.
> Piotr

Spontaneous change (fricative) /G/ <-> /w/ has been registered in
anlaut, Russian gu'senitsa 'caterpillar (Standard Russian)':(v)
u'senitsa 'the same (dialects) < Gusenitsa:wusenica < (Proto Slavic)
*o,senica with protetic /w/ being the most well-known example.