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A Third Pillar of the Altaic Hypothesis

Miller, Roy Andrew (2003) A Third Pillar of the Altaic Hypothesis. Acta Orientalia, 56 (2-4). pp. 201-236. ISSN 0001-6446

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Abstract

The much-mooted hypothesis, original with Ramstedt (1912) and later refined by Poppe (1960), to the effect that a number of Altaic etymological sets in which certain Mongol intervocalic velars appear to correspond directly to Turkic intervocalic labials are to be explained in historical-phonological terms by postulating the earlier existence in the original language of a suprasegmental conditioning factor, probably a movable feature of pitch, is reinvestigated in the light of the Middle Korean written records; these texts preserve overt evidence for the inheritance of this same conditioning factor in their lexically significant tonic accent notations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 12:29
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/46626

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