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Subject: (Fwd) 18.640, Books: Historical Linguistics: Kortlandt
From: David Stifter <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Mar 2007 08:44:31 +0100

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Title: Italo-Celtic Origins and Prehistoric Development of the Irish
Language Series Title: Leiden Studies in Indo-European Vol. 14  

Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Rodopi

Book URL: 

Author: Frederik H .H. Kortlandt

Hardback: ISBN: 9789042021778 Pages: 215 Price: Europe EURO 46.00


This volume offers a discussion of the phonological and morphological
development of Old Irish and its Indo-European origins. The emphasis
is on the relative chronology of sound changes and on the development
of the verbal system. Special attention is devoted to the origin of
absolute and relative verb forms, to the rise of the mutations, to 
role of thematic and athematic inflexion types in the formation of
present classes, preterits, subjunctives and futures, and to the
development of deponents and passive forms. Other topics include
infixed and suffixed pronouns, palatalization of consonants and
labialization of vowels, and the role of Continental Celtic in the
reconstruction of Proto-Celtic. The final chapter provides a detailed
analysis of the Latin and other Italic data which are essential to a
reconstruction of Proto-Italo-Celtic. The appendix contains a full
reconstruction of the Old Irish verbal paradigms, which renders the
subject more easily accessible to a wider audience. The book is of
interest to Celticists, Latinists, Indo-Europeanists and other
historical linguists. 

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Old Irish (sga)

Written In: English  (eng)

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