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An etymological case study on the <PG> and <PG?> vocabulary in Robert Beekes’s new etymological dictionary of Greek: M

Filip De Decker (UGent)
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This article presents an etymological case study on Pre-Greek (PG): it analyzes about 20 words starting with the letter M that have been catalogued as <PG> or <PG?> in the new Etymological dictionary of Greek (EDG), but for which alternative explanations are equally possible or more likely (discussing all instances would be tantamount to rewriting the dictionary). The article briefly discusses the EDG (for an in-depth appraisal the reader is referred to part one of the article) and then analyzes the individual words. This analysis is performed by giving an overview of the most important earlier suggestions and contrasting it with the arguments used to catalogue the word as PG. In the process, several issues of Indo-European phonology (such as the phoneme inventory and sound laws) will be discussed.
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Indo-European, Greek, sound laws, substrate, inherited lexicon, etymological dictionaries

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De Decker, Filip. 2016. “An Etymological Case Study on the <PG> and <PG?> Vocabulary in Robert Beekes’s New Etymological Dictionary of Greek: M.” Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis 133: 75–96.
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De Decker, F. (2016). An etymological case study on the <PG> and <PG?> vocabulary in Robert Beekes’s new etymological dictionary of Greek: M. STUDIA LINGUISTICA UNIVERSITATIS IAGELLONICAE CRACOVIENSIS, 133, 75–96.
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De Decker F. An etymological case study on the <PG> and <PG?> vocabulary in Robert Beekes’s new etymological dictionary of Greek: M. STUDIA LINGUISTICA UNIVERSITATIS IAGELLONICAE CRACOVIENSIS. 2016;133:75–96.
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De Decker, Filip. “An Etymological Case Study on the <PG> and <PG?> Vocabulary in Robert Beekes’s New Etymological Dictionary of Greek: M.” STUDIA LINGUISTICA UNIVERSITATIS IAGELLONICAE CRACOVIENSIS 133 (2016): 75–96. Print.
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  abstract     = {This article presents an etymological case study on Pre-Greek (PG): it analyzes about 20 words starting with the letter M that have been catalogued as <PG> or <PG?> in the new Etymological dictionary of Greek (EDG), but for which alternative explanations are equally possible or more likely (discussing all instances would be tantamount to rewriting the dictionary). The article briefly discusses the EDG (for an in-depth appraisal the reader is referred to part one of the article) and then analyzes the individual words. This analysis is performed by giving an overview of the most important earlier suggestions and contrasting it with the arguments used to catalogue the word as PG. In the process, several issues of Indo-European phonology (such as the phoneme inventory and sound laws) will be discussed.},
  author       = {De Decker, Filip},
  issn         = {1897-1059},
  journal      = {STUDIA LINGUISTICA UNIVERSITATIS IAGELLONICAE CRACOVIENSIS},
  keywords     = {Indo-European,Greek,sound laws,substrate,inherited lexicon,etymological dictionaries},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {75--96},
  title        = {An etymological case study on the <PG> and <PG?> vocabulary in Robert Beekes’s new etymological dictionary of Greek: M},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4467/20834624SL.16.006.5152},
  volume       = {133},
  year         = {2016},
}

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