Indian onager

Bh.Krishnamurti bhk at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Fri Mar 26 17:14:53 UTC 1999

Jules Bloch proposed intial g- in this form for Proto-Dravidian like
*g(a)ard- which he said is preserved in Telugu as a g- form ga:.dida, and as
g(a)ard-abha in Sanskrit. He said it was devoiced later in Ta. Ma. Ka., etc.
(South Dravidian). The Parji, etc.  forms (gadha-type) are borrowed from Mdn
Indo-Aryan. I discussed this problem under intial voicing in my TVB.

At 00:49 26/03/99 IST, you wrote:
>A nice picture is at:
>The early solid-wheeled chariot of Sumer is drawn by an onager.
>I would appreciate guidance on predicting the ancient form, say of ca. 3000 BC
>in Rajasthan, of the related lexemes. CDIAL 4054 has gardabha (Skt.). DEDR
>1364 has Parji gade, garad; Gondi ga_r.di; Kuwi; Te. ga_d.ida; Ta.
>Is the consonantal change k>g or g>k?
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