Re: [tied] Re: Slavic peoples and places

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7636
Date: 2001-06-14

Sorbian [w] (which has resulted from the merger of *v [w] and "dark", i.e. non-palatalised *l) is a bilabial approximant without a conspicuous velar component; I suppose it could be transcribed [B]. Apart from Belarusian and Ukrainian, also Slovene has [v], [w] and [B] as variants of the same phoneme. In Slovak, /v/ may be realised as [v], [w] or [f].
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From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Slavic peoples and places

>Since Slavic is IE at some time in the development there must have
>been w > v. When?

Not yet in Sorbian.  Greek beta (vita) was adopted in Cyrillic to
represent <v>, so the change would have already happened by then, at
least in Thessaloniki.