Re: [tied] Vw again

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9161
Date: 2001-09-07

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...> wrote:

> But I can look one up. According to Bräuer, Slavische
> Sprachwissenschaft, Band I: Lautlehre, "zeigt das Ukrainische
> die am weitesten gehende Entwicklung, wenn der Diphthong (...) von
> <uo> über <ue> und <üi> > <i> führt." Makes sense, but it's right
> there with French <e:> --> <wa> as one of the least intuitive vowel
> developments that I know of (Swiss Romance [Grison and
Valais] /e:/ ->
> /ik/ is also pretty weird).

The chain "prolongated" [o] > close [o] > [uo] is apparent, as this
is the state fixed in some transitional North Ukrainian resp. South-
(West) Russian dialects. What puzzles me is "non-Slavic" [uo] > [i]
transition with the intermediate stages not fixed in documents or in
the existing dialects.