Re: [tied] Re: Laryngeal Loss =?UNKNOWN?Q?=28was?= Does Koenraad Els

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17375
Date: 2003-01-03

Most typically, vowel reduction and loss creates difficult consonant clusters: trisyllabic CVCRVCV > C&CRVC& > monosyllabic CCRVC, etc. One striking example is Polish, which developed from Proto-Slavic, an open-syllable language with simple onsets, but now admits some really monstrous clusters. Most other modern Slavic languages are of the same phonotactic type.


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Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Laryngeal Loss (was Does Koenraad Elst Meet HockĀ“s Challenge?)

> In a message dated 1/3/03 4:53:58 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> tgpedersen@... writes:
> > > Not necessarily. Loss of laryngeals is a completely natural process
> > > which can happen, or not, with or without any external motivation,
> > and
> > > at any time.
> I read so many times things like "this combination of sounds changes
> because it is hard to say," without any explanation as to how such a
> combination would arise in the first place. I can understand it when it
> comes with compound words, or with two words pronounced consecutively, but
> how about otherwise?
> David Fickett-Wilbar