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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Paleosardo
Subtitle: Le radici linguistiche della Sardegna neolitica
Edited By: Eduardo Blasco Ferrer
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 361

For scholars, paleo-Sardinian still presents many unanswered questions.
This study illuminates for the first time the linguistic identity of the
original inhabitants of the island by means of a systematic and structured
analysis of field names in the archaic central area of Sardinia. Through a
thorough comparison of the identified place name structures with respective
lexicon entries of paleo-Basque and paleo-Iberian, the author can
substantiate his hypothesis of an immigration from the ancient Iberian
peninsula to Sardinia dating back to the Mesolithic period and the entire
Neolithic period.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Language Family(ies): Basque
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110235609
Pages: 243
Prices: Europe EURO 89.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110235593
Pages: 243
Prices: Europe EURO 89.95