Re: [tied] Labiovelars

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 18213
Date: 2003-01-28

>Was there really in IE an opposition between the labiovelars kw, gw
>and ghw and the sequenses ku gu and ghu (with ayllabic u)

Don't you understand the difference between *kWi- "who, what" and
*kwon-? The latter becomes Sanskrit /s'van-/ because of palatalisation
of *k. However *kW- normally becomes Sanskrit /k/ or when palatalized
it becomes /c/.

- gLeN

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