Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [elfscript] Re: The R-rule

Expand Messages
  • Melroch 'Aestan
    ... The _wr-_ combo is a bit strange already in Proto-Indo-European, among other things because there is no corresponding _yr-_! The _wr_ probably arose
    Message 1 of 11 , Apr 30 6:10 AM
    View Source
    • 0 Attachment
      Melroch 'Aestan skrev:

      >>I presumed it was simultaneous [r] and labialization, though I didn't
      >>really know about it.
      >
      >
      > Maybe it was at some point just before it disappeared,
      > but *originally* it certainly was a sequence of two
      > phonemes, and very significantly Old and Middle
      > English scribes never inverted the order of the
      > letters, as they did for _hw_ > _wh_ which had
      > become voiceless /W/.
      >

      The _wr-_ combo is a bit strange already in
      Proto-Indo-European, among other things because
      there is no corresponding _yr-_! The _wr_
      probably arose because of a (late?) near
      merger between *b and *w, since *b is quite
      rare.

      --

      /BP 8^)>
      --
      Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~__
      A h-ammen ledin i phith! \ \
      __ ____ ____ _____________ ____ __ __ __ / /
      \ \/___ \\__ \ /___ _____/\ \\__ \\ \ \ \\ \ / /
      / / / / / \ / /Melroch\ \_/ // / / // / / /
      / /___/ /_ / /\ \ / /Roccondil\_ // /__/ // /__/ /
      /_________//_/ \_\/ /Eowine __ / / \___/\_\\___/\_\
      Gwaedhvenn Angeliniel\ \______/ /a/ /_h-adar Merthol naun
      ~~~~~~~~~Kuinondil~~~\________/~~\__/~~~Noolendur~~~~~~
      || Lenda lenda pellalenda pellatellenda kuivie aiya! ||
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.