= Norbruis S., The origin and spread of the ‘i-mutation’ paradigm and the prehistory of the Luwic nominal stem classes, in: HS 131 11-45. [Abstract: In this article it is argued that the Luwic paradigm known as ‘i-mutation’
originated in ablauting i-stems, which lost the oblique suffix by sound law and spread
categorically, through the identity of the oblique cases, initially to the consonant stems,
and later to the o-stems. The ā-stems, which are argued to survive as a class not only in
Lycian but also in Luwian, escaped the spread because their oblique cases were not identical.
The same goes for the u-stems, except in those cases where the stem vowel was
consonantal.] Neue Abfrage | New Search