Re: [tied] Re: illyrian lexicon or inventory

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 27322
Date: 2003-11-17

15-11-03 16:18, Abdullah Konushevci wrote:

> Really I like to know which are yours counterarguments, except that
> Illyrian is centum (besides many evidences that it was also satem)
> and Albanian is satem (both with big ingredient of centum languages).

The only major centum ingredient in Albanian is the layer of loans from
Latin. Albanian is a Satem language tout court, not a "mixed" one. The
Satem palatalisation was regularly cancelled in a well-defined phonetic
environment (when *k^ or *g^(H) was followed by a non-syllabic liquid or
[probably] a non-syllabic nasal), but this kind of contextual blocking
is nothing unusual in the Satem languages.