Hittite and H4

Stanley Friesen sarima at friesen.net
Thu Apr 5 02:47:06 UTC 2001

At 02:46 PM 4/2/01 -0500, David L. White wrote:

[ moderator snip ]

>         Dialect mixture is when words in one dialect have the form that is
>proper to another.  All or just about all dialects have it to some extent.

This brings up an issue I wonder about.

Outside of Anatolian, what evidence is there for a distinction between *H2
and *H4 in PIE?

Is it possible that the variation in the presence of an 'h' in Anatolian is
the result of extensive dialect mixture?

May the peace of God be with you.         sarima at friesen.net

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