Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?

From: george knysh
Message: 57222
Date: 2008-04-13

--- tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...> wrote:

> I think the Grimm-shift in the expanding Germanic
> was a shibboleth
> against their para-Germanic cousins, possibly
> inspired by originally
> Iranian-speakers among them.

****GK: Abayev ("Skifo-yevropeiskie izoglossi",
Moscow: Nauka, 1965, pp. 131-133) suggests the reverse
relationship, viz., that under centuries-long Germanic
influence on its Iranic neighbours, Ossetian
eventually partially participated in the consonant
shift (e.g. p->f).****

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