An Etruscan solution to a Celtic problem
At "Edward Lhuyd" International Conference on Language, Literature, Antiquities and Science.
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.
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|Venue - Dates:
||"Edward Lhuyd" International Conference on Language, Literature, Antiquities and Science, 2009-06-30 - 2009-07-03
||etruscan, celtic, sabellic, gaulish, brittonic, welsh, p-celtic, q-celtic, linguistics, prehistory, proto-indo-european
||24 Sep 2009
||18 Apr 2017 21:20
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