Old Irish aue 'descendant' and its descendants

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Title: Old Irish aue 'descendant' and its descendants
Authors: Qiu, Fangzhe
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12242
Date: 18-Sep-2019
Online since: 2021-06-17T14:16:31Z
Abstract: This paper intends to study the history of the Old Irish word aue 'descendant, grandchild' in both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The former approach tries to demonstrate what forms this word evolved into from the early Old Irish period up to the end of the Middle Irish period, and to establish the phonological changes it underwent in accordance with our present understanding of the history of the Irish language. The latter approach is based on a linguistically annotated corpus of the Annals of Ulster, and shows the distribution of variant forms of aue in relation to the period they are attested in. The discrepancy between the two observations is discussed and various hypotheses are raised to explain it.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
European Research Council
Type of material: Review
Publisher: de Gruyter
Journal: Indogermanische Forschungen
Volume: 124
Issue: 1
Start page: 343
End page: 374
Keywords: Old IrishAueAnnals of UlsterPhonological changesQuantitative analysis
DOI: 10.1515/if-2019-0013
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0019-7262
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore Research Collection

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