Re: [tied] Re: Two yards

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15645
Date: 2002-09-20

----- Original Message -----
From: tgpedersen
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 3:25 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Two yards

> Sorry, I thought the debate was whether the -w- was "detachable"
*gWH and *g(^)Hw are notoriously capricious in Germanic (due to the instability of the cluster *Gw), but the remaining labiovelars and "(palato-)velar + *w" combinations are better-behaved (despite their occasional quirks):
*gW, *gw, *g^w > kw
*kW, *kw, *k^w > xw (except in Vernerian positions, where we get *Gw with the usual problems).