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Germanic and the ruki dialects

By Charles Prescott


A new relationship is proposed between Germanic, which shows lowering and retraction of vowels before /r/, /w/, /x/, and the ruki dialects of Indo-European, Baltic, Slavic and Indo-Iranian, which have retraction of /s/ following /r/, /u/, /k/, /i/. There are two aspects to the relationship: the Germanic segments correspond directly to three of the four ruki segments and the effects on vowels in Germanic and on /s/ in the ruki dialects may be attributed to the spread of a common phonological feature, Retracted Tongue-root, [RTR]

Topics: P0501, PD1001, PG0401, PG8001, PK0101
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Year: 2012
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