An Etruscan solution to a Celtic problem.
In, "Edward Lhuyd" International Conference on Language, Literature, Antiquities and Science, Aberystwyth, UK,
30 Jun - 03 Jul 2009.
It is argued that what used to be called "P-Celtic" arose because Etruscans could not pronounce properly the Indo-European languages which they encountered in and around Italy. Etruscan influence can neatly explain not only the phenomenon of P-Celtic
but also the corresponding phonological transition in Oscan and Umbrian. This scenario tends to support a relatively short timescale for the dissemination and diversification of the Western Indo-European languages.
Conference or Workshop Item
||etruscan, celtic, sabellic, gaulish, brittonic, welsh, p-celtic, q-celtic, linguistics, prehistory, proto-indo-european
||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Physics and Astronomy
||24 Sep 2009
||08 Jun 2012 12:30
||Counihan, Martin (Author)
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