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Iranian and Slavic
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Within the Indo-European language family, the Iranian branch stands closest to the Indo-Aryan branch (see dating in Blažek and Schwarz 2017: 236–237; Blažek and Hegedűs 2012), but with regard to sound change, it is closest to Slavic. Besides the merging of mediæ aspiratæ of the type dh with mediæ of the type d into only d (also in Baltic, Celtic, and Albanian), it includes the RUKI rule (also in Indo-Aryan, pa…

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Blazek, Václav, “Iranian and Slavic”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031979>
First published online: 2020

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