Re: [tied] *h3 (More deja-vu)

From: Jens Elmegaard Rasmussen
Message: 15911
Date: 2002-10-03

Because it's very sane not to believe that a bilabial fricative can
produce an /a/. I wouldn't know of anything near a parallel case. And
perhaps like me you see no compelling reason that PIE had to be a pretty
language - many aren't.


On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, P&G wrote:

> > ...claiming *h3 to have been rounded
> > and voiced makes for a very unbalanced system of phonemes and I think
> we
> > have enough of an imbalance already without **b, thank you very much
> Daft theory of the week:   h3 was actually  /B/ (voiced biabial
> fricative)
> <  **/b/.  Therefore, as required, more "consonantal" than /m n r l w y
> /,
> but still continuant enough to have a syllabic form, replaced by /a/ or
> /i/.
> Please don't lock me up yet.  Even I don't believe it.  But can someone
> tell
> me why I don't believe it???
> Peter
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