Re: [tied] Re: Baltic *gud3-

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8158
Date: 2001-07-29

Sorry, I gave the wrong example, but it is also connected with the RUKI rule, or more particularly with the divergent development of *-k^s- in Baltic (*-s^-) and Slavic (*-s-). Compare Lith. as^is and OCSl. osI < *ak^s-i-s 'axle'. The PIE numeral "6" was *swek^s- (with variants), so the RUKI environment is there!
Interestingly, Indic and Iranian also treat this cluster differently (Skt. -ks.- versus Iranian -s^-). Apparently, the cluster *Cs^ (where *C stands for the "Proto-Satem" development of *k^ and *s^ for the RUKI sibilant) was affected by branch-specific assimilatory changes.
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From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:03 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Baltic *gud3-

> Slavic RUKI is blocked preconsonantally. there are numerous examples like *pIrstU : Lith. pirs^tas 'finger' or *s^estI : Lith. s^es^tas 'six'.
> Piotr

Uh... Hm... Lith. s^e~s^tas 'sixth', s^es^i` 'six' are products of RUKI-rulish developments? But there are no /r/,/u/,/k/,/i/ or their allophones in there?