Bactrian χοαδηο /xwadēu/ 'lord'

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages and Linguistics (EHL)' started by Skatinginbc, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Skatinginbc

    Skatinginbc Senior Member

    Canada
    Mandarin 國語
    Hi,
    Why wasn't there a /d/ > /l/ sound change in Bactrian χοαδηο /xwadēu/ 'lord' (Parthian kwdy, MP kwdy, Sogdian kwdy, Pashto Xwdāi < Avestan xva-dhata-)?
     
  2. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
    Because it comes from *hwa-tāwan- "auto-krates".
     
  3. Skatinginbc

    Skatinginbc Senior Member

    Canada
    Mandarin 國語
    Thank you so much. You solved another mystery of mine. You rock, fdb. :thumbsup:
     

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