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Title: The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic
Written By: Nicholas Zair
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics

In "The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic", Nicholas Zair for the first time collects and assesses all the words from the Celtic languages which contained a laryngeal, and identifies the regular results of the laryngeals in each phonetic environment. This allows him to formulate previously unrecognised sound changes affecting Proto-Celtic, and assess the competing explanations for other developments. This work has far-reaching consequences for the understanding of the historical phonology and morphology of the Celtic languages, and for etymological work involving the Celtic language, along with implications for Indo-European sound laws and the Indo-European syllable. A major conclusion is that the laryngeals cannot be used to argue for an Italo-Celtic language family.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004225398
Pages: 362
Prices: Europe EURO 123
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