New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

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byAndrew L. Sihler

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Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-Europeanlinguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. The only way to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to present at least some of the basis for reconstructing its features and, in the process, to discuss reasoning and methodology of reconstruction (including a weighing of alternativereconstructions). The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics - the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, withoccasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

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Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-Europeanlinguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair ...

Andrew L. Sihler is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.42 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsPART I: IntroductionThe Indo-European Family of LanguagesGreekLatin and the Italic LanguagesThe Greek and Latin SignariesNotes on Citation and TranscriptionPART II: PhonologyVowels and DipthongsVowel GradationConsonantsStopsLaryngealsPieLiquids, Nasals, and Changes in Groups of ConsonantsAccentPART III: DeclensionParts of SpeechIndo-European NominalsNounsDeclension of AdjectivesComparison of AdjectivesPART IV: PronounsPersonal PronounsDemonstrative InterrogativePART V: NumeralsPrepositionsPART VI: ConjugationSurvey of the Pie SystemEventive VerbsPresent Classes in GreekPresent Classes in LatinThe Verb 'Be' in Greek and LatinDurative Eventive PreteriteFuturePunctual EventiveStative VerbsMoods in Proto-Indo-EuropeanNon-Finite FormsIndexes