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Hittite and the Indo-European Verb

Jay H. Jasanoff


This book sets out to reconcile our picture of the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) verbal system with the evidence of Hittite and the other early Anatolian languages. The discovery that Hittite was an Indo-European (IE) language had dramatic consequences for our conception of the IE parent language. For most of the 20th century, attention focused mainly on the peculiarities of Hittite phonology, especially the consonant h and its implications for the evolving laryngeal theory. Yet the morphological ‘disconnects’ between Hittite and the other early languages are more profound than the phonological di ... More

Keywords: Hittite, Indo-European, Proto-Indo-European, PIE verbal system, hi-conjugation, perfect, present, aorist, endings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249053
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249053.001.0001


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Jay H. Jasanoff, author
Harvard University
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