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LINGUIST List 16.1975

Mon Jun 27 2005

Books: Historical Ling, Burushaski: Cašule

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Basic Burushaski Etymologies: Cašule


Message 1: Basic Burushaski Etymologies: Cašule
Date: 27-Jun-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Basic Burushaski Etymologies: Cašule


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Title: Basic Burushaski Etymologies
Subtitle: The Indo-European and Paleo-balkanic affinities of Burushaski
Series Title: LINCOM Etymological Studies 01

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
www.lincom.at

Author: Ilija Ca?ule, Macquarie University

Paperback: ISBN: 389586089 Pages: 160 Price: Europe EURO 56 Comment: 2nd edition


Abstract:

By applying the most stringent principles of the comparative-historical
method nearly two hundred Burushaski words are analysed which display firm
Indo-European correspondences that do not originate from an Indo-Aryan or
Iranian source. The etymologies show consistent and regular phonetic
correspondences and highly specific semantic concordance with the ancient
Balkan languages (most notably Phrygian and Thracian) and with
Balto-Slavic. The basic and compact semantic fields to which the analysed
vocabulary belongs (body parts, age and family relations, agriculture,
plant names, sheep-farming, geographical features, names of vessels and
tools, core adjectives and verbs) together with the derivational,
grammatical and structural correspondences point to a rather close
relationship and affinity of Burushaski with these linguistic groupations.
It can be concluded that there is an ancient Indo-European layer in
Burushaski which indicates an early relationship or contact in its history
with the Southern (Aegean) branch of I.E. on the one hand and with the
Northern I.E. group on the other, with which it shows remarkable and very
close correspondences.
Further systematic study of Burushaski vocabulary and grammar should
clarify the implications of these findings and determine more closely
Burushaski's affiliation within Indo-European.



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Burushaski (BSK)

Language Family(ies): Balkan Romani
Indo-European
Slavic Subgroup


Written In: English (ENG)

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