Re: Is language cyclic?
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 22, 2002, 7:56|
On Friday, June 21, 2002, at 07:13 , Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:
>> Mycenaean Greek and Hettite are attested well back in the second
>> BC - obviously the PIE stage must've occured before this. So we have a
>> pretty certain lower limit.
> Agreed. Although some scholars consider Hittite to be a sister language
> or a
> dialect of PIE rather than a descendant (not that I agree or disagree with
> them, I don't have enough information to make my own opinion). I don't
> anything about Mycenaean Greek, but how well known is it?
Fairly well - a good book is:
"Phonétique historique du Mycénien et du Grèc ancien" by Michel Lejeune,
published by 'Editions Klincksieck' of Paris.
I don't know the IBN; my edition's dated 1972 which I guess is before they