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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Caley Charles
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:29:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:29:47Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.othersmith_caley_c_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/smith_caley_c_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26494
dc.description.abstractPerhaps the most widely represented sandhi variant of final ending */-as/ in Sanskrit is [-ō]. In this thesis I shall attempt to motivate this ending, based on a combination of sound law and analogy. The evidence of such forms as edhí 'be!' [2nd SG. ACT. IMP.] from *as-dhí and manobhis 'with minds' [INST. PL.] from *manas-bhis suggests that in word-internal position that */-as/ developed into [-ē] and [-ō] preceding a voiced dental and labial respectively. There is evidence of three distinct phases where what has begun as word-internal sandhi becomes syntactically restricted word-external sandhi, and finally this word-external sandhi loses its syntactic restriction. Finally, the generalization of [-ō] at the expense of [-ē] is a product of the polyvalence of [-ē] from Pre-Vedic */ay/ as an ending in numerous categories of both the noun and the verb whereas [-ō] from Pre-Vedic */-aw/ was limited to the vocative singular of u-stems.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSANSKRIT
dc.subjectSANDHI
dc.subjectPHONOTACTICS
dc.subjectPRE-VEDIC
dc.titleThe development of final [asterisk]/-as/ in Pre-Vedic
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentLinguistics Program
dc.description.majorLinguistics
dc.description.advisorJared Klein
dc.description.committeeJared Klein
dc.description.committeeDiana Ranson
dc.description.committeeKeith Langston


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