Slavic Liquid Metathesis and Pleophony - Dating


As it was stated, the liquid metathesis occurred in the Common Slavic era, at the end of the 8th century. That can be shown by the fact that the name of Frankish ruler Charlemagne underwent this change, so:

  • Old High German Karl > PSl. *karlju > Common Slavic *korljь > Russian koról’, Polish król, Slovak kráľ, Serbo-Croatian krȃlj

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