Re: [tied] Re: rothacism in Albanian

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 22927
Date: 2003-06-09

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From: "alex" <alxmoeller@...>
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Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Re: rothacism in Albanian

> I am puzzled by many questions here Piotr, but they are not because of the
examples given, they aer because of many words wich are similar. Look, we
take for instance Albanyan "man" = njeri. Is there any counterpart of it in
Romanian? Sure! this is there . If we "degenerate" the Albanian word we see
( with rhotacism) as follow: njeri < nere > nene

Ah, so you _don't_ understand. This particular Albanian wor has /r/ not only
in Tosk but also in Geg. This means that this /r/ is inherited and doesn't
derive from earlier *-n-. In fact, <njer-> is the Albanian reflex of PIE
*h2ner- 'man'.