--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Richard Wordingham"
> > Delamarre objects to this that *wºlkW-o- should have given Old
> > **flech and Gaulish **ulipos, so he links the Irish word to the
> > Uolcos 'falcon', which he relates to Latin falco: < *g^wol-k-
> > (traditional *g^h), from a root *g^wel- 'to curve'.
> In the interests of clarity, please use the standard spelling
(preferably in its ASCII or Latin-1 form), modified only where you think
it misidentifies the correspondences of the sounds or phonemes involved.
If you need to make a point about what you think the actual
pronunciation was, use square brackets (). (I am speaking as a
member, not a moderator.)
I don't think this is a matter of transcription/encoding as much as of
the actual choice of the reconstructed phonemes. For reasons I stated
before, I think classical "voiced aspirated" stops (series III) were
actually *plain* voiced, so there's no point in perpetuating their
corresponding symbols. IMHO, there're two possible choices for the PIE
stop system, depending on if one includes glottalics or not:
series I - voiceless (phonologically aspirated) / voiceless aspirated
series II - glottalic / (unaspirated) voiceless
series III - voiced
The first system is the one reconstructed for Proto-Kartvelian and the
second one for Proto-Altaic. The latter has the advantage as being more
flexible as regarding the outcome of earlier glottalics, variable among