Unus testis, unicus testis? The ablaut of root aorists in Tocharian and Indo-European

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Unus testis, unicus testis? The ablaut of root aorists in Tocharian and Indo-European

Post by cquiles » Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 am

Unus testis, unicus testis? The ablaut of root aorists in Tocharian and Indo-European, by Ronald Kim, In "The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles 13-15 September 2010," ed. by H. Craig Melchert. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 137-49.

Abstract:
The Proto-Indo-European origins and prehistoric development of the Tocharian verb continue to be topics of lively discussion and disagreement: see the relevant sections of Adams 1988, Jasanoff 2003, Pinault 2008, and now Malzahn 2010. The present discussion will consider a peculiarity of Tocharian verbal morphology which is isolated within Indo-European, and has so far remained completely obscure. After a consideration of all other possibilities, it will be suggested with utmost reserve that this feature may in fact go back to the protolanguage, a conclusion which would have interesting implications for current theories of PIE ablaut.
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