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Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0176-4225
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9714
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Abstract

In this paper, it is shown that most of the language families claimed to derive from a common Nostratic protolanguage exhibit complex pronominal systems characterized by intricate patterns of recurrence and suppletion in the personal, demonstrative and possibly interrogative pronominal stems. The analysis proposed here, employing the strict principles of the comparative method, shows that these patterns are probably not due to coincidence but rather represent a new argument in favor of the Nostratic hypothesis.
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2003-01-01
2019-11-17
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): comparative linguistics and reconstruction , morphology , Nostratic , pronouns and suppletion
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