An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment

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American Philosophical Society, Jan 1, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 132 pages
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Page 57 - ... start out with a situation in which Celtic, Italic, and Germanic are three neighboring dialect nuclei in PIE, with Celtic at the west and in contact with no other surviving dialect except Italic, while Italic shared contacts not only with Celtic but also with (at least) Germanic, which in turn exhibits contacts of its own with other dialects to the east (and south). Then when the Italicans pull up stakes and move south, the Celts and the Germans naturally move into the vacuum from both sides...
Page 102 - Turner, A Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of the Nepali Language. London 1931.
Page 61 - ... etc. The consequence was that an Englishman would have no great difficulty in understanding a viking, nay we have positive evidence that Norse people looked upon the English language as one with their...
Page 55 - Balto-Slavic' in the sense of 'Baltic and Slavic' and in the meaning of 'Proto-Indo-European of Northeastern Europe in its last phase.
Page 56 - ... but in no sense have we spoken, or should we speak, of an Italo-Celtic unity, either as a language, or as a culture.
Page 56 - IC superlative in -is-mo-), came to the conclusion that "while hardly enough to establish a real sub-group, [they] do seem to require a time when Italic and Celtic were closer to each other than either was to any neighbouring dialect of which significant material has survived.

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