Einführung in Die Laryngaltgheorie
Norwegian University Press, The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 155 pages
According to the "Laryngeal Theory," Indo-European language--the putative ancestor of Celtic, Germanic, Balto-Slavic, Greek, Armenian, Indo-Iranian, and many other languages--possessed certain consonants called "laryngeals." Although one or two of these consonants live on in Anatolian Indo-European languages, "laryngeals" survive only as vestiges in the non-Anatolian Indo-European language family. This manual guides readers through the complexities of the "Laryngeal Theory," offering a clear and consistent introduction to an important aspect of Indo-European language studies. Casting new light on the phonologic system of Early Indo-European, the book will be welcomed by specialists as well as scholars and students of general linguistic theory.
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ablaut According anaptyctic vowel Anatolian Anatolian language aorist Apophonie Armenian assumed assumption attested Balto-Slavic Benveniste colouring consonant corresponding Cowgill Crossland dialects diphthong discussion by Lindeman Eichner etymological EvfL example explanation Fachtagung Festschrift fricative full grade Gamkrelidze go back Goth Greek and Armenian HethIdg Hitt Hittite Hittite forms hypothesis ibid IdgGr Indo Indo-European Indo-Iranian indogermanischen initial laryngeal interconsonantal intervocalic Kronasser Kuiper Kurylowicz languages Laroche Laryngeal Theory Latv lengthened grade Lindeman Linguistica Linguistics Lith Luwian Martinet Mayrhofer mehur Melanges Melchert metathesis non-Anatolian IE original Palaic phonetic PICL plosive Polome position preconsonantal preform pres pret prevocalic prothetic vowel Puhvel RBPhH 30 reconstruction reflex Remark resonant Roman Jakobson root Saussure sequence Sprache StBoT StHHPh Sturtevant suffix syllabic Szemerenyi Toch Tocharian Triple representation Vedic verb vocalized voiced voiceless vowel Watkins zero grade