Re: [tied] Labiovelars

From: P&G
Message: 18256
Date: 2003-01-28

> I wonder somewhat about the status of the labiovelars.
> Was there really in IE an opposition between the labiovelars kw, gw
> and ghw and the sequenses ku gu and ghu (with ayllabic u)

I know of differences between kW and k'w, eg "horse": latin equs = Skt
asvas shows that the original was k'w not kW. Likewise the k'wo(n) dog
word. I'll have to hunt to see if there are any involving
non-palatal -ku-.