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Title: Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch
Written By: Heinz Fähnrich
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=28734
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 8: Uralic & Central Asian Studies, 18
Description:

This dictionary offers a complete compilation and a historical-comparative
reflection of the hereditary lexis of the Kartvelian (South Caucasian)
language family. With this significantly enlarged (e.g. more than a
thousand new etymologies) and revised successor of Surab Sardsheweladse's
and Heinz Fähnrich's earlier dictionary (Brill, 1995) the author here
represents the latest stage of etymological research.

The dictionary contains a wealth of new lexical entries, corrections of
earlier attempts and new reconstructions. The introduction provides a
survey of general data of the four Kartvelian languages (Georgian,
Mingrelian, Laz, Svan), characterizes the historical-comparative research
in short and provides a detailed description of the system of regular
phoneme correspondences in its newest form. The main part presents the
Kartvelian lexis in separate entries. The reconstructed forms of the root-
and affix morphemes are listed in alphabetical order of the Georgian script
followed by instances of the Kartvelian languages. Each entry covers the
phonological development of the lexical item from its original form to its
present state and is amply supplemented by references.

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Georgian
Laz
Svan
Mingrelian
Language Family(ies): Kartvelian
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ISBN-13: 9789004161092
Pages: 880
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