Re: [tied] Re: Satem shift

From: P&G
Message: 8663
Date: 2001-08-22

> H. Møller:
>....also points out that /K/ was used before /a/ in older Latin. This
>might reflect that this velar was actually separate from -c- and

The oldest Latin we have is:
Praenestine fibula (may be a fake) - no CA or KA
a boustrophdedon inscription from the forum with CE, KA and KR
The Duenos inscription with CA The letter K does not occur.
One of the later Scipio inscriptions also shows -KA-

This is not really a firm basis for establishing spelling rules, let alone
the suggestion that written <C> and <K> were pronounced differently.