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Comparative adjectives in Herodian

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This work examines how the grammarian Herodian (2nd Century) treated the so-called trítos túpos of comparative adjectives. This class includes brássōn, pássōn, glússōn, bássōn, mássōn, thássōn and elássōn, whose root vowels are díkhronos, i.e. their length is not indicated in the orthography. Nor is their length ascertainable from metrical evidence. Herodianic doctrine regarding these vowel lengths is investigated and shown to conflict with modern etymologies in some instances. The questio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1163/1568525X-12341553

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
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Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
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Mnemosyne Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
2
Pages:
234–253
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EISSN:
1568-525X
ISSN:
0026-7074
URN:
uuid:760a03af-169d-494d-b783-c68f7b8feb68
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ora:7431

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