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Inactivajstativa as a preliminary stage of aorist/present vs. perfect. 18 c) The difference between marked nominative/accusative case of the genus commune vs. unmarked nominative/accusative case of the genus neutrum: before the emergence of the nominative and accusative cases the system was based on the indefinite case, casus indefinitus]9 or casus absolutivus, the latter being the preliminary stage of activus and obiectivus ("Zielkasus") as a first step towards nominative and accusative. The parallels with regard to the marking of the direct object follow the principle "that separate accusative marking and verb object agreement are more likely with noun phrases that are high in animacy or definiteness" (Comrie 1981: 212).

Hittite 1. 2. 3. 4. absolute chronology relative chronology cohesion of tradition duration of tradition Greek Sanskrit Albanian + + ± ± ± + + + + + — + + The combination of plus and minus signs serves to show that in terms of relative chronology, the languages with earliest attestation (Hittite, Greek, Sanskrit) are rated unevenly in the current discussion of ProtoIndo-European. The problem of geographical position is closely connected with the question of the separation of the Indo-European languages which has been under discussion since the 19th century: Lottner (1858, 1861) replaced the Greek-Latin hypothesis with his Italo-Celtic theory; Schleicher (1861) developed the idea of a family tree splitting into slawodeutsch and ariograecoitalokeltisch; J.

Nicht die Bedeutung für das Idg. , die andere zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts entdeckte idg. " That the two features just mentioned reveal recent developments of Tokharian declension is confirmed by the conservative status of certain classes: On the one hand the grammatical cases do not share the transition of inflecting to agglutinating case forms; on the other hand kinship terms, mostly /'-stems, which are generally known as archaic, lack the accusative singular mark: (16) Sg. nom. Toch. Β päcer 'father' [Α päcar], obi.

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