Re: Q _ulundo_ < _ulgundô_ vs. _felya_ < *_felga_
- Quoting Lukas Novak <lukas.novak@...>:
> I would not on this ground expect that the following _u_ is the reasonI never said it was a _good_ explanation, but if it has any validity, surely
> why _g_ disappears rather than changes into _y_ (we have "yulda",
> so _yu_ is allowed).
the consonant dropped at the 'gh' stage, and 'gh' is nearer to 'u' than to 'a'.
One might also argue that what we need explained isn't why 'gh' dropped in
_ulundo_, which is the normal fate of 'gh' in Q, but why it failed to drop in
_tarya_ and _felya_. In this light your suggestion re: maintaining length of a
stressed syllable seems the more relevant explanation.