PDr consonantal change

Thomas Lehmann d53 at IX.URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE
Wed Mar 31 11:10:04 UTC 1999

On Tue, 30 Mar 1999, Venkatraman Iyer wrote:

>  Bh. Krishnamurthy in his Telugu verbabases, p. 24,
> "Caldwell's assumption that there were no initial voiced plosives in
> PDr.as reflected in Ta. and Ma. was contradicted by Jules Bloch on the
>  basis of the history of a few words like ghOTaka horse and drAviDa
> name of a people, which, according to him, were originally native to
> Dravidian. This view rceived support from some quarters and
> contradiction from others. Burrow argued for Caldwell and analytically
> put forth evidence to show that voicing of initial stops appearing in
> some of the Dravidian languages, was only secondary and did
> not represent PDr."
>   Where does T. Burrow write that voicing in some Dravidian
>   languages does not represent PDr.? Thanks for the citation.

Zvelebil, Dravidian Linguistics, Pondicherry, 1990, p. 9 refers to Burrow
(1938), but does not list this reference in his bibliography. According to
L.S. Ramaiah's bibliography of Dravidian languages and linguistics, Burrow
published in 1938: "Dravidian Studies I, Bulletin of The School of
Oriental and African Studies (BSOAS), University of London, pp. 711-722.

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