Re: [tied] Thracian -Satem

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14007
Date: 2002-07-14

Trouble is, Thracian had both /r/ and /l/ and there's no evidence of their being merged or confused. It seems that the PIE phonemes were retained with their original distribution. The only possible counterexample I've been able to find is the name Ketriporis (with variants like Kedripolis), but here <-poris/-puris> is the original element (nothing to do with <-para>), and the occasional <-l-> must be due to irregular liquid dissimilation.
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From: Pavel Lurje
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Thracian -Satem

A connection of Thracian <-para> with IE <*pel>, Greek <polis>, Skt <pu:'r>, Lith. <pilis>, all meaning 'town', 'fortress' seems evident, but do we have other examples of IE *l> Thr. r?