Re[2]: Horse Sense (was: [tied] Re: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 57245
Date: 2008-04-13

At 2:44:19 PM on Sunday, April 13, 2008, Patrick Ryan wrote:

> From: "etherman23" <etherman23@...>

>> --- In, "fournet.arnaud"
>> <fournet.arnaud@...> wrote:

>>> Indo-iranian works only if we accept the fancy that kw
>>> and k+w are not the same. A notion that circularly
>>> refers to reconstructoids that are dubious.

>> k^w, kw, and kW are clearly different. To hear the
>> difference between kw and kW just listen to the words
>> quick and awkward.

> Poor example, I am afraid.

> [kw] vs. [k]+[w] needs to be in the same syllable.

[kw] *is* [k] + [w]; the distinction in question is between
[kW] and [kw].

It is a poor example, but for a rather different reason:
those of us who have /O:/ for the first vowel typically have
either ['O:kWw&(r)d] or even ['O;kW&(r)d].