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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. > > Pete >
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