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This article serves as an attempt to reconstruct the approximate chronological order of the major sound laws between (Late) Proto-Finnic and Proto-Livonian. A by-product of this study is a reconstruction of the Proto-Livonian phoneme system, the earlier versions of which have been more fragmentary and tentative. In the end, it is briefly discussed when and where the Livonian proto-language was spoken before its splitting into Courland and Salaca Livonian.

ESUKA/JEFUL. Special Issue “Studies on Livonian II”. 2016.

Full article: Petri Kallio, Historical Phonology from Proto-Finnic to Proto-Livonian [ESUKA – JEFUL 2016, 7–1]