Fortunatov's Law and tolkAppiyar's rules

Vidhyanath Rao vidynath at MATH.OHIO-STATE.EDU
Fri Jul 31 13:20:23 UTC 1998

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv at WXS.NL> wrote:
>         *s^ (RUKI)  *k^ (SATEM)
> Iran.   s^          s < c

Does this mean that in Iranian, s>h and c>s occurred simultaneously,
without c becoming a shibilant first? I thought that assibiliztion of
c typically went through an `sh' stage first.

The fundemental question is the historical sequence of the three
changes in Iranian, without any two sounds even getting mixed up.
I don't see how to do it, if we insist that RUKI-s was always sh in


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