An Introduction to the Celtic Languages
Routledge, 15 lug 2014 - 366 pagine
This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages.
The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a discussion of the two main sub-groups of Celtic, Goidelic (comprising Irish, Scottish, Gaelic and Manx) and Brittonic (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) together with a detailed survey of one representative from each group, Irish and Welsh.
The second half considers a range of linguistic features which are often regarded as characteristic of Celtic: spelling systems, mutations, verbal nouns and word order.
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2 The Goidelic languages
4 The Brittonic languages
6 The orthographies of the Celtic languages
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3rd singular accent adjectives argued Awbery British Brittonic languages Celtic languages century clusters Connacht consonant copula Cornish and Breton D. S. Evans dialects diphthongs discussion distinction Donegal e.g. OIr early Irish evidence example ﬁnal syllables ﬁnd ﬁnite verb ﬁrst forms Gaul Gaulish Goidelic Goidelic languages grammatical Hemon Ieuan Indo-European Indo-European languages inﬁxed inﬂuence initial inscriptions Insular Celtic languages intervocalic Jackson Koch Latin Lejeune lenition Lepontic linguistic long vowels loss of ﬁnal Manx marked marker McCone Middle Irish Middle Welsh Modern Irish Modern Welsh mutation nasal negative occur Ogam Old Irish Old Welsh orthography p t k palatal particle passive pattern periphrastic phonemes phonology plural preposition preterite pronoun Proto-Celtic reﬂect relative clause Russell Scottish Gaelic script sentence Siadhail signiﬁcant Sims-Williams southern Welsh spirantization substantive verb suffix tense Thumeysen 1946 tion Tmesis unaccented univerbation variation verbal noun Watkins word order