A Comparative Grammar of the Sancrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German and Slavonic Languages Volume 1

A Comparative Grammar of the Sancrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German and Slavonic Languages Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...the 1v was still preceded by the consonant, which the corresponding Sanskrit termination bhydm leads us to expect; in all probability a cents; thu s, 8au;46v-o-zv, fromf3ou;iov-o-centszv. We should have, therefore, here a different gbw from that which, in . 217., we endeavoured to explain from cents1, fiIIl bhis: the nasal in the dual (cents)iv stands quite regularly for its predecessor m, as, in general, at the end of words. In order to present to our view still more clearly how. forms quite similar take root in the language as corruptions of preceding dissimilar forms, let the form E-: '-ruvr-rov be considered as the first person singular and third person plural; in one case from e'ru1r-ron, in the other from '-2'-ru1r1ov-r. The conjunctive vowel 0, therefore, before the dual termination w, has an origin exactly similar to that of the possessive suffix eirr, which has been already elsewhere compared with the Sanskrit am; vant. E1/1' must therefore have been originally pronounced Few; and the conjunctive vowel, which the digamma made requisite or desirable before consonantal bases, and which, from thence, has extended itself to the whole third declension, has remained also after the digamma has been dropped, and thus 1-up-6-as answers to 11-vpoiv, from vrvp-o-'iv: on the other hand, -rvpe-as to r1'/pow (rvpo-Iv). 222. If the dual termination IV be explained as a contraction of bhydm, we shall have found, also, the origin of the dative plural termination ll', which appears to have been changed in this number in the pronouns of one gender as it were by accident (r'/, u.'-Tv:, u'-Tv, crcents'-v, together with o-centsi'-0'1). The Greek, however, in this respectshow more

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