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A KA REFLEKSE k > s, g > z NË GJUHËN SHQIPE?
Are There Reflexes k > s g > z In Albanian Language?

Author(s): David Luka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Qendra e Studimeve Albanologjike
Keywords: Albanian language reflexes; Indo-European root; to revise many etymologies of the Albanian language

Summary/Abstract: 1. To the question whether has in the Albanian language reflexes k > s, is given this response: in four occasions (qas, sorrë, sup and sy) the possibility is very great; in other four occasions: nesër, përmbys (also mys), plas and sa (together with si and so, which are of the same indo-european root) the possibility is to be put under discussion. For the other reflex g > z: in four occasions: /lë/viz, zall, /një/zet and zë ~ zura the possibility is very great (especially for /lë/viz and /një/zet); in other four occasions: zemër, ză / zë, zog and zorrë the possibility is to be put under discussion. 2. We have expressed our thought that the reflex k > s may represent also the intermediary degree of a process in evolution *k (kh) : /s/ : th. 3. If it be accepted that in Albanian language have also reflexes k (g) > s (z), then ought to revise many etymologies of the albanian language, which till now have been explicated in another manner.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 03-04
  • Page Range: 155-172
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Albanian