From: Miguel Carrasquer
>There was only one kind of voiced stop, a lenis one.Well duh.
>>What was the other feature?So you don't mean "fortis" at all. If you mean marked/unmarked, don't
>As you say, there should be two features distinguishing the
>set *[t, t:, d] in Mid IE. One of the qualities was surely
>"voice", so we have half the question answered.
>The second dimension could have been "aspirate/inaspirate",
>"short/long" or even "plain/murmured", with the fortis stops
>being the more marked variety. Take your pick.
>>If *d was fortis [tt] and *t was [t], how come it was *d thatApparently in some Dagestanian languages. The opposite is more
>>became voiced (it should have been *t!).
>Perhaps. If so, we should rule out "short/long" as the second
>dimension. However, can't added length translate to voice as well?