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Genitive problems: Mycenaean -Ca-o, -Co-jo, -Co vs. later Greek -αο, -οιο, -ου

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After a review of earlier theories about the analogical genesis of the Mycenaean masculine ā-stem genitives in -Ca-o /- ā(h)o/, it is argued that the traditional explanation, which sees the o-stem genitive as their model, can be maintained if the phonological development *-osyo > *-ohyo > *-ōyo > *-ōho > *-ō (Kiparsky) is accepted. Mycenaean -Co-jo is a conservative spelling for /-ōho/ and the genitives in /-āho/ are recent creations for which a similar spelling in *-Ca-jo was ort...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Publisher's website
Journal:
Glotta - Zeitschrift fur Griechische und Lateinische Sprache Journal website
Volume:
84
Issue:
1-4
Pages:
239-272
Publication date:
2008-09-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2196-9043
ISSN:
0017-1298
Source identifiers:
149355
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:149355
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uuid:54af7ea3-408b-4481-a993-a3c50d0d73a9
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pubs:149355
Deposit date:
2012-12-20

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