Schwebeablaut
(876 words)

Abstract

In addition to the normal Indo-European ablaut alternation *e ~ o ~ Ø in the roots of the shape CEC where the position of the ablauting vowel does not change, there is a regular alternation in the position of the vowel called ‘Schwebeablaut’ or ablaut of disyllabic roots (of the type CERH) where the vowel “hovers” (Germ. schweben) around a medial resonant (R).

In addition to the normal Indo-European (= IE) ablaut alternation *e ~ o ~ Ø in the roots of the shapes CeC (including CeR[C], ReC, and ReR) where the position of the ablauting vowel

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Raimo Anttila, “Schwebeablaut”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000534>
First published online: 2013



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