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From Serbo-Croatian to Indo-European

By Frederik H. H. Kortlandt


The history of Slavic accentuation is complex. As a result, the significance of the Slavic accentual evidence is not immediately obvious to the average Indo-Europeanist. In this contribution I intend to render the material more easily accessible to the non-specialist. I shall focus on the Serbo-Croatian dialectal area, where the Proto-Slavic accentual system is better preserved than elsewhere. The main point of reference will be the neo-Štokavian system which was codified in the 19th century as a basis for the standard languages

Topics: Indogermanische Sprachen, Kroatisch, ddc:400
Year: 2010
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