Re: [tied] Re: -s -> -i

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14442
Date: 2002-08-22

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From: Miguel Carrasquer
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 12:56 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: -s -> -i

> /s/ > /y/ is seen in Occitan and Catalan (vassaletu "little vassal" > vaslet >
Cat. vailet, Gasc. bailet "boy"), especially in Gascon: aine < asne "donkey",
nai < nas "nose", nui < nus "we".  There is of course also Ancient Greek *esmi >
eimi (but <ei> can stand for /ey/ or for /e:/ with compensatory lengthening).
Compare also Skt. *z/*z. > *y as in *niz.d.a- > *niyd.a- > ni:d.a- and *mazdHa- > *maydHa- > medHa-.