Indo-Iranian Phonology with Special Reference to the Middle and New Indo-Iranian Languages

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Columbia University Press, 1902 - Indo-Iranian languages - 264 pages
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Page xiv - Their pronunciation is that of the letters gjdb uttered with a certain stress in prolonging and somewhat strengthening the contact of the closed organ, as if one tried to double the sound in the beginning of a word gga, dja or gga, dda, bba.
Page ix - Erskinc fait du zend un dialecte Sanscrit importe de 1'Inde en Perse par le fondateur de Magisme, mais n'ayant jamais ete parle par les indigenes de Perse" (Darmsteter, Le Zend-Avesta trad, i., Inlrod.
Page viii - Such a study, which it is my hope and intention to make, might be of service in the study of dialectic developments in general, and although confined to the Indo-Iranian dialects, it might by its implications be not altogether without bearing on the interests of the great body of the IndoGermanic phonology.
Page ix - PanjabI etc., but an old independent language, forming the first transition from the Indo-Arian to the Iranian family and therefore participating of the characteristics of both, but still with predominant Prakrit features.
Page viii - It is a well-known fact in linguistics that languages which are entirely without influence one on the other often show a striking similarity in their development. The Indo-Iranian group is especially instructive in this regard, for its...
Page x - The Middle Indian languages are not descendants of Sanskrit, but of the Vedic dialect and its neighbours.
Page viii - Indo-Iranian group is especially instructive in this regard, for its time-limit extends from the period of Indo-Iranian unity to the present day, while its geographical area stretches from the Simhalese in the south to the Mazandaranl in the north, and from the Kurdish in the west to the Bang&ll in the east.
Page x - Lit., 25-26), while the Lena dialect, a popular Middle Indian lingua franca, shows many Sanskritisms in its Prakrit (or Apabhramsa) structure (Pischel, 7).
Page ix - Apabhramsa denotes the Middle Indian vernaculars as distinguished from the Prakrits or literary dialects of the period.

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