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Iranian and Slavic
(5,150 words)

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 Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031979>
First published online: 2020



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