“Try imagining a situation where a para-IE dialect *beside* Mid IE the direct ancestor of PIE c.5500 BCE, let's say diverges already before PIE proper develops and it has become influenced by northerly Proto-Uralic to form palatal affricates.”
“In relation to this topic, Frederik Kortlandt has suggested that Proto-Uralic too had consonant gradation when in fact most Uralicists today accept that consonant gradation was a post-Uralic innovation1, one of many flaws in his work that makes it difficult for me to take seriously.”
“Many people refer to this early hypothetical language set most sensibly around 9,000 BCE as Indo-Uralic and it's called this because it's the common ancestor of both Proto-Uralic (PU) and Proto-Indo-European (PIE) afterall.”
“See Sinor, The Uralic Languages: Description, History, and Foreign Influences from Handbuch der Orientalistik, v.1 1988, p.557: concerning Collinder's Proto-Uralic suffix *-ka.”
“PIE *mesg is usually linked with Proto-Uralic *mos'ki Sammalahti's reconstruction, to wash.”
“I figured that if the original plural common to Proto-Indo-European (PIE), Proto-Aegean, Proto-Uralic and Proto-Altaic (PA) was *-it, then presumably PIE and PA share the isogloss of Sibilantization of word-final *-t.”
“The nominative singular was at this point still without any case ending just like in Proto-Uralic.”
“Tropylium: "Proto-Uralic has no voice distinction whatsoever and can thus hardly be used to debunk any specific phonation.”
“Proto-Uralic has no voice distinction whatsoever and can thus hardly be used to debunk any specific phonation.”
“Theoretically minä was already serving in part as an "agentive" in the earliest Uralic stage, and then came to mark the subject as a whole once Proto-Samoyedic started seperating from Proto-Uralic.”
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