The deviant typological profile of the Tocharian branch of Indo-European may be due to Uralic substrate influence

  title={The deviant typological profile of the Tocharian branch of Indo-European may be due to Uralic substrate influence},
  author={Micha{\"e}l Peyrot},
  journal={Indo-European Linguistics},
  • M. Peyrot
  • Published 2 December 2019
  • Linguistics
  • Indo-European Linguistics
Tocharian agglutinative case inflexion as well as its single series of voiceless stops, the two most striking typological deviations from Proto-Indo-European, can be explained through influence from Uralic. A number of other typological features of Tocharian may likewise be interpreted as due to contact with a Uralic language. The supposed contacts are likely to be associated with the Afanas’evo Culture of South Siberia. This Indo-European culture probably represents an intermediate phase in… 
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