Re: [tied] W & V

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 8864
Date: 2001-08-30

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:

> well-known exception I recall is Japanese, where both /u/
>and /w/ are typically unrounded
Another example is Estonian ([u] is unrounded)

> (4) Strengthening the velar component, often with the gradual loss
>of labiality. The result may be the velar fricative [G]...
Some time ago both you and Miguel rejected my mini-theory on [w]:[G]
alternation in late Proto-Slavic, for instance, sporadically
reflected as [v]/[zero (word-initially)]:[g] in Russian. May I treat
the cited statement as indirect support of my theory?