Re: [tied] stop->fricative change

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14906
Date: 2002-09-01

On Sun, 01 Sep 2002 04:45:33 -0000, "apiquinamir" <apiquinamir@...> wrote:

>I noticed that the Latin words pluvia and flumen come from the same
>PIE root

They don't. Pluvia is from PIE *pleu-, and flumen is from PIE *bhleu-, two
different roots.

>and I am wondering if there are similar occurrences in other
>languages (with a stop sometimes changing to a fricative and other
>times not) and if there is some sort of underlying rule that governs

Yes, there are other cases of roots which are similar in meaning, but differ in
consonant quality (mainly *T ~ *DH ~ *D, etc., but also for instance *l ~ *r).
There are underlying rules that govern this, but they haven't been discovered

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal