The Malt stone as a witness of a morphological archaism: Reconstructing the Proto-Nordic and Proto-Germanic systems of kinship terms

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The Malt stone as a witness of a morphological archaism : Reconstructing the Proto-Nordic and Proto-Germanic systems of kinship terms. / Heltoft, Lars.

In: Nowele, Vol. 73(1) 2020, 04.2020, p. 4-21.

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Heltoft, L 2020, 'The Malt stone as a witness of a morphological archaism: Reconstructing the Proto-Nordic and Proto-Germanic systems of kinship terms', Nowele, vol. 73(1) 2020, pp. 4-21.

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Heltoft, L. (2020). The Malt stone as a witness of a morphological archaism: Reconstructing the Proto-Nordic and Proto-Germanic systems of kinship terms. Nowele, 73(1) 2020, 4-21.

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Heltoft L. The Malt stone as a witness of a morphological archaism: Reconstructing the Proto-Nordic and Proto-Germanic systems of kinship terms. Nowele. 2020 Apr;73(1) 2020:4-21.

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Heltoft, Lars. / The Malt stone as a witness of a morphological archaism : Reconstructing the Proto-Nordic and Proto-Germanic systems of kinship terms. In: Nowele. 2020 ; Vol. 73(1) 2020. pp. 4-21.

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abstract = "The form fau{\th}r ‘father’ on the Malt stone is normally understood as a carving error for fa{\th}ur, but could very well be read at face value as a one-syllable form fǫ{\dh}r, an archaic accusative singular. In a wider Proto-Germanic context, I suggest that this form is part of an early levelling process of the kinship terms to one-syllable stem forms, an alternative paradigm co-existing with the classical hystero-dynamic paradigm documented in the Gothic singular. This levelling takes place not only in the plural, but also in the oblique cases of the singular. In a Scandinavian context, this reading sheds light on a handful of seemingly aberrant forms.",
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