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On Haplology in Indo-European

George Cardona

88 pages | 5 1/4 x 8
Cloth 1968 | ISBN 9781512821864 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2015 | ISBN 9781512815108 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

This study investigates a problem of Sanskrit grammar, namely, the conditions underlying some peculiarities in the forms of Vedic feminine stems in -ya-. Cardona compares the form with Latin perfects of the type dixit ("said") and concludes that the traditional distinction made between major and minor processes of sound change is untenable.

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