--- In phoNet@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Wordingham"
<richard.wordingham@n...> wrote:

> Sanskrit contrasts <s'> = [S] as in _das'a_ 'ten' with [s].
> However, while '16' is _so:das'a_ in Sanskrit, the Thai loan word
> indicates Pali _so:das-_. From Sanskrit s'(u)va:, g.s.
> s'unas, 'dog' we have the Pali diminutive sunakha-. Does not this
> satisfy you about the final part of the chain of changes?

Correction: I was so busy conventrating on the sibilant that I got
the middle consonant wrong. The Sanskrit is "so:d.as'a" [so:d`aSa],
the Pali is "so:l.as-" [so:l`as].