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On Pāṇini 2.4.81 (āma?)

S. D. Joshi and J. A. F. Roodbergen

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Pānini prescribes a periphrastic formation using the suffix ām to form the perfect of secondary verbal bases, including causatives and desideratives, and of some other, simple verbal bases. He also ... More


Conclusion

William H. Baxter and Laurent Sagart

in Old Chinese: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199945375
eISBN:
9780199369812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945375.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 6 is the conclusion to the entire book. It argues that traditional characterizations of Chinese as a primitive and unevolving language without a syntax or a morphology (by such figures as ... More


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