Re: Fw: [tied] Latin versus *Proto-Romance

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 18526
Date: 2003-02-07

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Subject: Re: Fw: [tied] Latin versus *Proto-Romance

> I thought the various Slavic -oro- / -ra- came from -or-, and not -er-
> or -ar-?

In fact, Slavic *o and *a developed from earlier *a and *a:. Slavic had no segmental contrast between */karl-/ and */korl-/, and the latter was the only way of Slavicising Germanic *karl-. Compare *walh- --> *volxU (> vlax, volox, vlox).