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B. Reusch reusch at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Sun Jan 18 15:21:14 EST 1998


 wieson wrote:
>many predictions, such as the laryngeal theory, were
>made and thought through long before the data for Hittite were found, which
>fit in very well with the theory.

I am intrigued, too.
If I may ask, do you see Saussure's coefficients sonantiques as exactly the
same thing as what came to be labeled "the laryngeal theory"? Were
Saussure, Moller, Cuny, Kurylowicz, Benveniste talking about exactly the
same thing in your opinion?



Beatrice Reusch
University of California, Berkeley



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