New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin / Edition 1

New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin / Edition 1

by Andrew L. Sihler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195083458

ISBN-13: 9780195083453

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as

Overview

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-European linguistics. 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 alternative reconstructions). 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, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083453
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
PART I: Introduction
The Indo-European Family of Languages Greek Latin and the Italic Languages The Greek and Latin Signaries Notes on Citation and Transcription
PART II: Phonology
Vowels and Dipthongs Vowel Gradation Consonants Stops Laryngeals Pie Liquids, Nasals, and Changes in Groups of Consonants Accent
PART III: Declension
Parts of Speech Indo-European Nominals Nouns Declension of Adjectives Comparison of Adjectives
PART IV: Pronouns
Personal Pronouns Demonstrative Interrogative
PART V: Numerals
Prepositions
PART VI: Conjugation
Survey of the Pie System Eventive Verbs Present Classes in Greek Present Classes in Latin The Verb 'Be' in Greek and Latin Durative Eventive Preterite Future Punctual Eventive Stative Verbs Moods in Proto-Indo-European Non-Finite Forms Indexes

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