Re: [tied] Vw again

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 9169
Date: 2001-09-07

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

> The name Kiev, Kyïv, Kijów comes from *ku:yos > *kyjI "stick,
> (in this case, a personal name) + the possessive suffix -ovU =>
> *KyjevU "Kyj's [house, place]". This word also contains the
> <yj> or <ij>, but the reasons for not writing the /j/ are rather
> different: in Russian <e> always stands for /je/, so that [k^íjIf]
> (/kijev/) is written <Kiev>, while in Ukrainian <Kyïv>, /kIjiw/, <ï>
> stands for /ji/. In Polish <Kijów>, the <j> is written normally.

The only thing I could add to this concise and clear explanation is
that the reason Standard Russian has /kijev/ ['k^íjIf] instead of
expected **/kojev/ ['kojIf] (<*kYjevU with tense *y before *j, cf.
dial. /koj/ 'stick' < *kYjI) is Church Slavonic of educated classes
(but cf. /Kojev/ in some Uralic dialects of Russian).