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Trački jezik i predgrčki supstrat: podudarnosti i razlike


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Mlinarić, Ivan. (2018). Trački jezik i predgrčki supstrat: podudarnosti i razlike. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Linguistics. [mentor Matasović, Ranko].

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The title of this paper, „Trački jezik i predgrčki supstrat: podudarnosti i razlike“, roughly translated as: „Thracian Language and Pre-Greek Substrate: Similarities and Differences“, suggests that no proper initial goal was set in writing it, but rather how it was more of a review of features shared between the two languages – or those that are not. Also, they were presented with a mean to connect one of the languages to Ancient Greek – especially Thracian. Therefore, the paper relied on Robert S. P. Beekes' Etymological Dictionary of Greek as a source of what is considered Pre-Greek, and it mostly followed I. Duridanov's Die Sprache der Thraker as a source for Thracian features and vocabulary. Before any comparison, short analyses were used as introductions to the titular languages, with the idea of explaining any issues related to the phonology or morphology of what is considered Pre-Greek, as well as those regarding the vague sources of Thracian (or its mere position in the Indo-European language family). And, of course, it went through many issues with reconstructing its vocabulary and language features. Finally, the comparison showed that the two languages may have influenced Ancient Greek in different areas, but any precise influence is hard to propose since sources of Thracian are scarce and many Pre-Greek features are not quite certain – but this does not mean that we can say for certain that there were no features introduced to Ancient Greek. By the end, an additional chapter connected to etymology was added to show a few examples of words that are not necessarily Pre-Greek as they are considered in Beekes' EDoG. In the conclusion, the scope of the paper is recapped, stating how some of the features described and discussed may belong to a Pre-Greek, or even Thracian origin.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: Classical philology
Classical philology > Greek language and literature
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Matasović, Ranko
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 12:45
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 12:45

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