Re: Germanic and Celtic (was Re: Verb-second ... verb-penultimate languages?)
|From:||Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 12:19|
I dont believe this is the case. The earliest Celtic
languages, Gaulish, Celtiberian, Lepontic(?), all have
word orders, morphology, phonology and some lexicon
more similar to Italic languages than Germanic.
> I was wondering if there could have been a VSO
> Germano-Celtic ancestor, of
> which a dialect developed topic-fronting, which then
> branched off to become
> Germanic with TVSO developing into V2.
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