On Sat, 28 Sep 2002 03:23:26 +0000, "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>

>Phonemes marked for "low" are uvular and there are no
>double-marked phonemes like **qW or **xW in Late IE.
>Another way of putting it is that there are no phonemes
>marked for both [+low] and [+round] at the same time.

The /a/-vocalism in forms such as *(s)kWalos (Lat. squalus. Eng. whale) or
*kWasyo-/*kWaslo- (Lat. qua:lum, quasillus; Slav. kos^I) "basket" points to *qW.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal