New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

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Oxford University Press, Nov 13, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 720 pages
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Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. The only way to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to present at least some of the basis for reconstructing its features and, in the process, to discuss reasoning and methodology of reconstruction (including a weighing of alternative reconstructions). The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics--the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.
 

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Contents

ACCENT 2428
Declension
NOUNS 255336
eH2stems first declension 26270
Consonant stems 271301
rstems and nstems 27989
rnstems 2902
sstems 295301

COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES 34859
Phonology
Long vowels and vowel + laryngeal 4956
Liquids and Nasals 1767
Diphthongs initial syllables 5764
Vowels in medial and final syllables in Latin 6575
Phonetics of long and short vowels 768
Syncope in Greek 80
Liquids 106
DURATIVE EVENTIVE PRETERITE imperfect 4978
VOWEL GRADATION ABLAUT 11629
ē ō 116
CONSONANTS 130241
Bilabial stops 1403
LARYNGEALS 1657
78208
LIQUIDS NASALS AND GLIDES 175207
PIE W 191207
w Greek spiritus asper 188
Apical stops 14451
CHANGES IN GROUPS OF CONSONANTS 20831
Groups containing a liquid 2234
Groups containing s 2259
Groups of three or more consonants 2301
Lengthening of consonants 2334
istems 3029
u and ūstems 3108
Diphthongal stems 31929
DECLENSION OF ADJECTIVES 33747
Pronouns
Numerals
PREPOSITIONS 4056
Conjugation
EVENTIVE PresentAorist VERBS 41362
SURVEY OF THE PIE SYSTEM 40712
Dorsal stops 15264
Eventive stem formations 44658
PRESENT CLASSES IN GREEK
PRESENT CLASSES IN LATIN 47490
THE VERB BE IN GREEK AND LATIN 4916
FUTURE 499502
PUNCTUAL EVENTIVE AORIST 5038
STATIVE VERBS 50931
MOODS IN PROTOINDOEUROPEAN 53250
2Sg active 547
NONFINITE FORMS 55169
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Andrew L. Sihler is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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