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  • adjective Alternative form of wordinitial.

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Examples

  • You overlooked what I already clearly wrote: "avoidance of word-initial semivowel /j/."

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • In Prefixes in Minoan, I alluded to the Proto-Aegean phonotactic constraint against word-initial *y- which is evident not only in Minoan but in Etruscan as well.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • There's no question to me then that Etruscan phonotactics simply barred the glide from word-initial positions altogether.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • And, Iūnō is the *Latin* name; Uni is the Etruscan which, lo and behold, avoids the word-initial semivowel /j/.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • The YA-/A- alternation in Minoan is merely a reflection of the phonotactically motivated avoidance of word-initial semivowel /j/.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • Given this feature in the language, symbols for YA and A would naturally be interchangeable in word-initial positions, as well as the pairs YE/E, YU/U, etc.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • In other words, like I suggest for Linear A, Egyptian script wrote phantom glides in word-initial position while having developed a phonotactic constraint against word-initial /j/.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Based on its retention of the word-initial/p/, it is probably borrowed, but the source is not yet known. back

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • And, Iūnō is the *Latin* name; Uni is the Etruscan which, lo and behold, avoids the word-initial semivowel /j/.

    Prefixes in Minoan

  • Of the 1504 words and names logged in my Etruscan database, not a single one shows an underlying word-initial /j-/.

    Archive 2010-02-01

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