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    Old Irish aue “descendant” and its descendants

    Qiu, Fangzhe (2019) Old Irish aue “descendant” and its descendants. Indogermanische Forschungen, 124. pp. 343-374. ISSN 1613-0405

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    This paper intends to study the history of the Old Irish word aue "descendent, grandchild" in both qualitative and quantitative approach. 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 the variant forms of aue in relation to the period they are attested in. The discrepancy between the two observations is discussed and various hypothesis are raised to explain it.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Old Irish; aue; Annals of Ulster; phonological changes; quantitative analysis; Chronologicon Hibernicum;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 12899
    Depositing User: Fangzhe Qiu
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 12:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Indogermanische Forschungen
    Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: European Research Council
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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