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Re: [tied] Why -a in belga and celta?

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  • Joao S. Lopes
    Is there an a-theme masculine in Celtic, like Latin agricola? Why not *belgus or *celtus? JS Lopes ________________________________ De: Bhrihskwobhloukstroy
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 11, 2013
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      Is there an a-theme masculine in Celtic, like Latin agricola? Why not *belgus or *celtus?

      JS Lopes



      De: Bhrihskwobhloukstroy <bhrihstlobhrouzghdhroy@...>
      Para: cybalist@yahoogroups.com
      Enviadas: Segunda-feira, 11 de Fevereiro de 2013 20:37
      Assunto: Re: [tied] Why -a in belga and celta?

       
      What do You mean by 'etymological'?

      2013/2/11, Joao S. Lopes josimo70@...>:
      > Is there any etymological explanation for the a-ending in etnonyms belgae
      > and celtae, usually treated as masculine names?
      >
      > JS Lopes
      >


    • Bhrihskwobhloukstroy
      Agricola has its -a from final laryngeal (according to de Saussure), this cannot hold true for Celta and Belga. The main issue here is whether one accepts
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 11, 2013
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        Agricola has its -a from final laryngeal (according to de Saussure),
        this cannot hold true for Celta and Belga. The main issue here is
        whether one accepts gender opposition for PIE *-e-h2/4-stems more or
        less like thematic stems or not, Anyway, Keltoi is attested beside
        (and in opposition with) Keltai

        2013/2/11, Joao S. Lopes <josimo70@...>:
        > Is there an a-theme masculine in Celtic, like Latin agricola? Why not
        > *belgus or *celtus?
        >
        > JS Lopes
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ________________________________
        > De: Bhrihskwobhloukstroy <bhrihstlobhrouzghdhroy@...>
        > Para: cybalist@yahoogroups.com
        > Enviadas: Segunda-feira, 11 de Fevereiro de 2013 20:37
        > Assunto: Re: [tied] Why -a in belga and celta?
        >
        >
        >
        > What do You mean by 'etymological'?
        >
        > 2013/2/11, Joao S. Lopes josimo70@...>:
        >> Is there any etymological explanation for the a-ending in etnonyms belgae
        >> and celtae, usually treated as masculine names?
        >>
        >> JS Lopes
        >>
        >
        >
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