Indo-Aryan Invasion (focussed discussion)

Palaniappa Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Wed Mar 4 22:54:38 UTC 1998

In a message dated 98-03-04 16:32:50 EST, you write:

<< but is it absolutely clear that voicing never ever occurs
 at the beginning of a word... is there sound phonological ;-)
 fieldwork that confirms this without the trace of a doubt ??? >>
As far as I know, initial voicing occurs only in the northern border areas of
Tamilnadu with Telugu influence. For instance, you can hear "balli" instead of


S. Palaniappan

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