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Avestan

(Ancient Iran [language of the Zoroastrian Scriptures]; Iranian, Northeastern)

Summary:
a. Metathesis of a vowel and 'r' often takes place.
b. Sanskrit 'Vr' becomes, with prothesis, 'UrV' in Avesta.
Examples:
Sanskrit Avesta   
A'tharvA: A:TravA 'priest'
cAturdASA's cATrudAso: 'fourteenth'
vrA':tA:is urvA:tA:is 'with doctrines'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
No information currently available.
Related Information:
No information currently available.
Symbols:
U = subscript 'u' (anticipatory 'u')
A' = stressed low back vowel
A = low back vowel
S = palatal fricative
s = palato-alveolar fricative

Last Updated: 6/20/2007
References:
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