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On syncope of u-vocalism in Sabellic

  • Kanehiro Nishimura EMAIL logo


Whereas the Proto-Italic mid and low vowels */e, a, o/ were targeted by syncope in Sabellic, the high back vowel */u/ has often been thought to be retained. This paper is devoted to examining whether such a view is founded on secure examples. Our investigation shows, first, that forms alleged to support u-retention are uncertain or dubious; and second, that there are two forms that may illustrate u-syncope.

Online erschienen: 2016-10-24
Erschienen im Druck: 2016-11-1

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