A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language: Reconstruction of Proto-Albanian
This book deals with the historical development of the Albanian language from prehistoric times to our days. The main focus of the book is the reconstruction of Proto-Albanian, the analysis of its relations to its ancestor, Indo-European, and its further change leading to Albanian in its present form. The volume contains a detailed description of historical phonetics and morphology of Albanian. The reader will also find important data on the Albanian vocabulary in its historical development. Together with the author's "Albanian Etymological Dictionary," the present book makes a powerful research tool important for Albanologists, Balkanologists and historical linguists.
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Morphonology and wordformation
a-stems accentual type adjectives affricate Albanian anlaut aorist asigmatic aorist athematic attested auslaut Balto-Slavic based on IE based on Lat borrowed changed clusters consonant consonantal continuing IE dausa declension denominative derived from IE dialects diphthongs djeg e-grade Early Proto-Albanian ending following examples forms front vowels gen.-dat Goth Hitt Indo-European Indo-European languages intervocalic isoglosses JOKL labial Late Proto-Albanian Latin loanwords Latv lengthening Lith loanwords masculine MEYER Alb modern Albanian nominative nouns numerous occlusives OPrus OREL original Osset oxytonic palatalization paradigm participles PEDERSEN phonetic plural prefix present aorist present stems preserved pronouns Proto QABEJ reconstruction reflected as Alb reflex secondary singular skala Slav Slavic Slavic loanwords sonorants stress suffix tear thematic present Toch Tocharian Tosk triconsonantal umlaut unstressed unvoiced variant velars verbs vesh vocalism words yielded Alb