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From: "david_russell_watson" <liberty@...>
>You're confusing *He.kWo-, with four segments, with
>*Hek^.wo-, with five, the latter being the accepted
>reconstruction for 'horse', and for which as^va- is
>indeed the expected outcome in Old Indo-Aryan.
>Remember there are three velar columns reconstructed
>for P.I.E.: *k^, *k, and *kW, which then allows for
>nine distinct clusters with *w: *k^w, *kw, *kWw, etc.
>After Satem *kW was merged with *k, but *k^ remained
>separate to later yield Sanskrit s^.
Not all people accept three velar columns.
I think, and I'm not alone, only two are necessary.
I will add a personal idea :
It seems k+w = kw and any velar + H1 + w = *k^w.
k^w is not a phoneme, just a phonotactical result.
>Well then you have a lot of correspondences to explain
>Review this post, for a start:
interesting, but so what ?
I saw no *k^w