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By Torsten Meissner

This ebook offers with one element of Greek and Proto-Indo-European nominal morphology, the formation, inflection and semantics of s-stem nouns and adjectives. It uncovers the mechanisms in their production and indicates their problem. The tested view that the nouns are an unproductive classification is challenged; whilst, the increasing and in part altering nature of the root governing the construction of the adjectives is defined. Morphology and semantics are studied in tandem, and a wide chronological span of the Greek language is roofed. The historic facet is then prolonged into prehistory, and particularly the Greek facts is verified opposed to contemporary theories on Proto-Indo-European ablaut, resulting in a reassessment of the morphonological features in question.

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