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Edwin W. Fay uses the process of agglutination and adaptation to explain the base patterns of a variety of languages and also to account for the “exceptions” to the “law” of phonetics.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-597-1
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 343
Publication Date: Sep 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 65
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-597-1
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Edwin W. Fay, a professor of comparative linguistics at the University of Texas who was known for his translations of the Rig-veda Mantras In The Grhya Sutras, gives a clear overview and analysis of agglutination and adaptation in Indo-European languages. His central premise is to complicate the idea of phonetic law – that is, the idea that sounds will follow specific patterns of change within a particular language. He uses the process of agglutination (the addition of suffixes to a word root) and adaptation (changing a foreign word to fit the grammar of a different language) to explain the base patterns of a variety of languages and also to account for the “exceptions” to the “law” of phonetics. A good read for linguists, particularly those with interests in ancient language.

Edwin W. Fay, a professor of comparative linguistics at the University of Texas who was known for his translations of the Rig-veda Mantras In The Grhya Sutras, gives a clear overview and analysis of agglutination and adaptation in Indo-European languages. His central premise is to complicate the idea of phonetic law – that is, the idea that sounds will follow specific patterns of change within a particular language. He uses the process of agglutination (the addition of suffixes to a word root) and adaptation (changing a foreign word to fit the grammar of a different language) to explain the base patterns of a variety of languages and also to account for the “exceptions” to the “law” of phonetics. A good read for linguists, particularly those with interests in ancient language.

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Edwin Fay

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - AGGLUTINATION AND ADAPTATION: I (page 5)
  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - AGGLUTINATION AND ADAPTATION: II (page 39)
  • NOTE: AS TO AGGLUTINATION (page 66)