H. Craig Melchert

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One of the most famous features of the Anatolian Indo-European languages is the widespread use of an inflected adjective (that agrees with its head noun in gender, number and case) in place of the genitive case. In some languages use of this adjective leads to total or near total loss of the genitive. Less well-known is the variety of exponents of the(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)
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)
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