H. Craig Melchert

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1. Introduction The question of the position of Faliscan with respect to other ancient languages of Italy, especially Latin, Oscan, and Umbrian, has received several different answers in the literature. The traditional view 1 is that Latin and Faliscan together form a subgroup, Latino-Faliscan, within Italic 2 opposed to an Oscan-Umbrian subgroup. 3 Thus,(More)
That some shared features of various IE dialects may reflect contact after the respective dialects had already undergone divergent developments is widely acknowledged, and there has been much discussion of the position of subgroups such as Germanic and Albanian and of the true relationship of Italic and Celtic or of Baltic and Slav-ic. However, the growing(More)
Words expressing spatial relationships in Hittite are synchronically adverbs, not case forms of nouns as sometimes alleged. They are attested in three distinct syntactic roles: postpositions, preverbs, and freestanding adverbs. Some of these local adverbs are inherited from Proto-Indo-European, while others reflect petrified case forms of nouns.(More)
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