The Origins And Development Of The Insular Celtic Verbal Complex
This work is based on a doctoral thesis by the author, Kim McCone as well as several articles on topics relating to the main concerns of this book.
This is number 6 in the Maynooth Studies In Celtic Linguistics series and was published by the Department of Old Irish in the National University Of Ireland, Maynooth in 2006.
Chapter 1 offers an introductory sketch and a discussion (pp. 17-40) of features held to indicate an Afro-Asiatic substratum.
Chapter 2 is concerned with word order and an alleged main-clause enclitic particle (*es, *eti or the like).
Chapter 3 proposes reconstructions of most Old Irish personal endings, especially those with absolute and conjunct variants, and
Chapter 4 covers verbal composition and enclitics. The viability of a generalised particle is questioned in both, and
Chapter 5 focuses on ‘*eti and pseudo-*eti’. Chapter 6 deals with relative marking, and
Chapter 7 gives a brief overall summary.
|Publication date||12 Sep 2006|