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Re: Latin _ursus_

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  • Richard Wordingham
    ... The change of affricate to fricative is very common. The change ts ss s occurs in Latin, most noticeably in a 3rd declension nominative singular, but
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      --- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Tavi" wrote:

      > AFAIK, only a "satem" language would develop a sibilant from a former
      > affricate, about whose origin our respective positions differ.

      The change of affricate to fricative is very common. The change ts > ss > s occurs in Latin, most noticeably in a 3rd declension nominative singular, but also in the occasionally sigmatic perfect.
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