Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Indo-Uralic consonant gradation
Frederik H. H. Kortlandt
- Koivulehto and Vennemann have recently (1996) revived Posti’s theory (1953) which attributed Finnic consonant gradation to Germanic influence, in particular to the influence of Verner’s law. This theory disregards the major differences between Finnic and Saami gradation (cf. Sammallahti 1998: 3) and ignores the similar gradation in Nganasan and Selkup (cf. Kallio 2000: 92).