Three-Way Contrast of Secondary Articulations in PIE

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Thu Mar 29 22:25:50 UTC 2001

Dear Stanley and IEists:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stanley Friesen" <sarima at>
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 8:32 AM


>> Or, if /i/ and /u/ are phonemic vowels, what would be the
>> zero-grade form of a Ci/u(C) syllable?

> The same as the zero grade of a CeC syllable - CC.


Easily said but more difficult to illustrate with an actual credible example.

But, I am willing to learn. Do you have one?


PATRICK C. RYAN | PROTO-LANGUAGE at (501) 227-9947 * 9115 W. 34th
St. Little Rock, AR 72204-4441 USA WEBPAGES: PROTO-LANGUAGE: and PROTO-RELIGION: "Veit ec
at ec hecc, vindgá meiði a netr allar nío, geiri vndaþr . . . a þeim
meiþi, er mangi veit, hvers hann af rótom renn." (Hávamál 138)

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