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45195Re: Labiovelar Phonological Identity???

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  • tgpedersen
    Jul 3, 2006
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      > > > As for Torsten's idea: er,
      > > > could you give a couple of examples in Italian with labiovelar
      stops?
      > > >
      > >
      > > quale "which"
      > > quanto "when"
      > >
      > Er, are those labio-velars or "labiovelar + w"s ? What would
      > constitute the difference soundwise? (If possible, could you give
      > examples to explain?)

      Whatever they are, they're from Latin qu- which is from PIE *kW. But
      the /a/ has not been influenced by it, it's still /a/, in spite of your
      contention.


      Torsten
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