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 Muke Tever <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> From: "Vasiliy Chernov" <[log in to unmask]>
> >BTW, it seems that Armenian does not confuse PIE /r/ and /l/. Or do I
> >forget something? At any rate, the examples of /r/ in place of IE /l/
> >which I've seen all looked like Iranisms (very common in Armenian).
>
> Well, I remember that "brother" *bhre2-ter came out in Armenian as "elbayr"
> [where 'l' is barred; I have no idea how this word is pronounced..was  that
> {l} /G/?].


In Modern Western (I think..it might be Eastern tho) Armenian, it is pronounced:  /jEGbajr/

and spelled:   EGbahr
where:  E is the letter for /jE/, /E/
        G is the letter for /G/
        h is the letter for /h/, /i/, /j/ (in various situations)