Fortunatov's Law and tolkAppiyar's rules

Vidhyanath Rao vidynath at MATH.OHIO-STATE.EDU
Tue Aug 11 19:32:20 UTC 1998

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv at WXS.NL> wrote:
> *s         =>    => h  => h
> *sC        =>    =>    => s
> *{ruki}s   => s^ =>    => s^
> *k^        => c^ => c  => s
> *k^C       => c^ => s^ => s^

I missed this point till now.

The change c^ -> c cannot be later than the second palatalization (change
of PIE *k/*k-super-w to c^ before e/i) which must have preceded the
merger of e/o/a. So, under the above scenario, the merger of e/o/a must
be later than the split of Indian from Iranian.

I find this quite incredible.

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