PKxMt lowers high vowels to mid after uvulars (*i > e, *u > o).
1 The regular correspondences for initial uvulars before vowels other than -i- in PZ are PEI /*x/ and PDr /*q/, which undergo the regular changes for each group.
In PKxMt, /i > e/ after uvulars, so Kurux's regular change (q >x) results in /xe/ in this case; see [section]7.
Velars, Uvulars, and the North Dravidian Hypothesis.
10) Lass speculates that other realisations of /r/ known from various accents of Modern English (alveolar trills and taps, apical or uvular approximants and fricatives) are mostly post-sixteenth-century innovations (Lass 1983: 82).
Denton remarks that "the rhotics of the modern European Germanic languages include virtually every conceivable rhotic articulation from labial fricatives to uvular trills and pharyngealized approximants" (2003: 40) and goes on to say that it would be unrealistic to expect the same phonetic value of Germanic *r across all early dialects.
Pahlsson's (1972) monographic study of the Northumbrian burr confirms that the usual modern pronunciation of burred /r/ is a voiced uvular fricative [R] in all environments.
This would be entirely natural in a dialect with /r/ realised as uvular [[?
However, this list is not exhaustive, and most forms with multiple velars or uvulars are cited only once.
poka with velar; forms with uvulars still not directly cognate.
DEDR 5450] It is not certain that the uvulars are, in fact, directly cognate.
Remember that Malto does not allow velars and uvulars to cooccur in the same syllable without a morpheme boundary.