Re: [tied] Ovid

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14914
Date: 2002-09-01

What Western peoples, João? The Germani surely had their own *xw so if the term had been derived from something like *xwalx-, we'd get OE *hwealh and ON *hvalr. In Slavic too the cluster *xv- [xw-] was perfectly permissible.

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From: João Simões Lopes Filho
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Ovid

I'm not sugesting that the name has IE origin.
the initial kH and the medial kH could represent different foreign phonemes, perhaps x and kH, for example.
Greek equated both to kH, but in Western people the first was treated as H (so Hw> W) , and second as K or X.