Kortlandt, Frederik





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Kortlandt, Frederik, Italo-Celtic origins and prehistoric development of the Irish language, Leiden Studies in Indo-European14, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

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Italo-Celtic origins and prehistoric development of the Irish language
Place
Amsterdam
Publisher
Rodopi
Year
2007
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Abstract (cited)
This volume offers a discussion of the phonological and morphological development of Old Irish and its Indo-European origins. The emphasis is on the relative chronology of sound changes and on the development of the verbal system. Special attention is devoted to the origin of absolute and relative verb forms, to the rise of the mutations, to the role of thematic and athematic inflexion types in the formation of present classes, preterit[e]s, subjunctives and futures, and to the development of deponents and passive forms. Other topics include infixed and suffixed pronouns, palatalization of consonants and labialization of vowels, and the role of Continental Celtic in the reconstruction of Proto-Celtic. The final chapter provides a detailed analysis of the Latin and other Italic data which are essential to a reconstruction of Proto-Italo-Celtic. The appendix contains a full reconstruction of the Old Irish verbal paradigms, which renders the subject more easily accessible to a wider audience. The book is of interest to Celticists, Latinists, Indo-Europeanists and other historical linguists.
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Most chapters are based on or equivalent to articles published elsewhere. Contents:

“Introduction”
“The Old Irish absolute and conjunct endings and questions of relative chronology”
“More evidence for Italo-Celtic”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘More evidence for Italo-Celtic’, Ériu 32
“Phonemicization and rephonemicization of the Old Irish mutations”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Phonemicization and rephonemicization of the Old Irish mutations’, Ériu 33
“Old Irish subjunctives and futures and their Proto-Indo-European origins”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Old Irish subjunctives and futures and their Proto-Indo-European origins’, Ériu 35
“Posttonic *w in Old Irish”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Posttonic *w in Old Irish’, Ériu 37 (1986)
“The origin of the Slavic imperfect”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘The origin of the Slavic imperfect’ in Festschrift für Herbert Bräuer zum 65. Geburtstag am 14. April 1986... (1986)
“Lachmann’s law”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Lachmann's law’ in The new sound of Indo-European...
“Absolute and conjunct again”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Absolute and conjunct again’, Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 55
“The alleged early apocope of *-i in Celtic”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘The alleged early apocope of *-i in Celtic’, Études Celtiques 32
“Thematic and athematic verb forms in Old Irish”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Thematic and athematic verb forms in Old Irish’ in Sound law and analogy...
“Old Irish ol ‘inquit’”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Old Irish ol 'inquit'’, Études Celtiques 32
“On the relative chronology of Celtic sound changes”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘On the relative chronology of Celtic sound changes’, Historische Sprachforschung 110
“Lachmann's law again”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Lachmann's law again’ in Language change and typological variation..., vol. 1
“Three notes on the Old Irish verb”
Taken from: Frederik Kortlandt, ‘Three notes on the Old Irish verb’, Études Celtiques 34
“Old Irish feda, gen. fedot ‘Lord’ and the 1st sg. absolute ending -a in subjunctives and futures”
“More on the Celtic verb”
“Italo-Celtic”
“Appendix: Old Irish verbal paradigms”
References; Index
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen