Archive for October, 2014

Vowel Movements

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Proto-Indo-European Origins It is proposed that Proto-Indo-European had a single original vowel timbre: e (though I've also seen original e and o claimed - by G. Bourcier, for example, in History of the English Language, (Stanley Thornes:Cheltenham, UK:1981, pp. 30ff.) The three proposed basic vowel timbres of the reconstructed system are ...

Consonantal Drift

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

The standard reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European stop consonant system is: voicelessvoicedvoiced aspirated labialpbbh dentaltddh velar, palatovelark, k'g, g'gh, g'h labiovelarkwgwgwh The remaining consonants are: fricative: s laryngeals: ...