Most of the papers presented in this volume were heard at the Third International Workshop on Balto-Slavic
Accentology, held at Leiden U.
The rise of constricted vowels before glottalic stops (j2) has a perfect analogue in Balto-Slavic
(3), which is known as "Winter's law".
But the language tree also revealed evidence of a period of rapid divergence giving rise to Italic, Celtic, Balto-Slavic
and possibly Indo-Iranian languages at about the time of the Kurgan expansion.
word has mobile accentuation, which at first sight is difficult to reconcile with the laryngeal in the root, necessary to account for the long i in Skt.
It is interesting to note, in fact, that the practice of writing can be ascribed to the common period (as uncontroversially documented by the pan-dialectal diffusion of the root pei-k/pei-g ("to write, to paint, to decorate") in Indo-Iranian, Tocharian, Balto-Slavic
, Greek, Latin, and Germanic languages.
zg = Celtic dhg points to a similar voicing to [z] before voiced velar.