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- n. Alternative spelling of palatalization.
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The Japanese facts could just as well be explained as a similar case of affrication before high vowels with a secondary process of palatalisation before /i/.
Or would you rather think of some aspiration or palatalisation Beekes' pre-greek theory as a source of contrast?
But instead of the *u leaving behind labialisation, the *i and *e left behind palatalisation.
By the time palatalisation took place, the h was long gone.
I have to point out that there was never a time when someone would have said "ecce homo" with both the h and the palatalisation.