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

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  • 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 1 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?
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      > JS Lopes
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      > 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?
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      > What do You mean by 'etymological'?
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      > 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?
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      >> JS Lopes
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