Re: [tied] stop->fricative change

From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Message: 14909
Date: 2002-09-01

PLUVIA "rain" (Portuguese Chuva) came from IE *pleu-
FLUMEN "river" (Portuguese adjective Fluminense, used for those born in Rio
de Janeiro state, and also a soccer team) came from IE *bhleu-, so as
FLUVIUS "river".
FLUMEN and FLUVIUS was not passed to Romance, that used synonym RIVUS
(Portuguese, Spanish rio)

Joao SL
Rio, Brazil
----- Original Message -----
From: apiquinamir <apiquinamir@...>
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Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 1:45 AM
Subject: [tied] stop->fricative change

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