The Carian Language, Volume 86

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BRILL, 2007 - 1 pages
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This handbook provides a complete and updated view of our current knowledge about Carian, one of the Indo-European languages spoken in ancient Anatolia. The decipherment of the Carian alphabet has only recently made it possible to analyze Carian inscriptions and to classify the Carian language linguistically.The book covers all major topics of research on Carian: the direct and indirect sources with an edition of the Carian inscriptions following a new classification system, the history of the decipherment, the Carian alphabet, and the phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntactic features of the language. It includes an annotated Carian glossary.The volume concludes with a special appendix on Carian coins and legends by Koray Konuk that will be of particular interest to specialists in ancient numismatics.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER TWO THE INDIRECT SOURCES
7
CHAPTER THREE THE INSCRIPTIONS
17
CHAPTER FOUR THE HISTORY OF THE DECIPHERMENT
166
CHAPTER FIVE THE CARIAN ALPHABET
205
CHAPTER SIX PHONOLOGICAL FEATURES
234
CHAPTER SEVEN ANALYZING CARIAN INSCRIPTIONS
264
CHAPTER EIGHT MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES
312
CHAPTER TEN CARIAN AS AN INDOEUROPEANANATOLIAN LANGUAGE
345
CHAPTER ELEVEN CARIAN GLOSSARY
348
APPENDICES
443
ABBREVIATIONS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
493
TABLE I THE CARIAN ALPHABET
508
TABLE II CARIAN SIGNS IN COIN LEGENDS
509
INDICES
511
PLATES
519

CHAPTER NINE THE GENERAL VOCABULARY AND THE PROPER NAMES
326

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