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2011 | 53 | 2 | 123-127
Article title

On the Indo-European Origin of the Dual N-Marker in Tocharian

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Purpose: In my paper I discuss the origin of the dual n-marker in Tocharian (Toch. B -ne, A -m), which seems to denote natural pairs, as well as random twosomes. It is traditionally treated as an innovation of the Tocharian languages. Method: In my investigations I used the historical-comparative method. Results: Some residual facts attested in the different Indo-European languages (including Albanian, Old Prussian and Insular Celtic ones) demonstrate traces of the n-marker. Conclusion: The dual nmarker, preserved in Tocharian, is of Indo-European origin.
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Year
Volume
53
Issue
2
Pages
123-127
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Dates
published
2011-01-01
online
2012-04-26
Contributors
  • Department of Linguistics and Indo-European Studies, University of Łódź, Lipowa 81, PL - 90-568 Łódź
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Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10122-011-0017-2
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