Kretschmer 1951

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Paul Kretschmer, "Die frühesten sprachlichen Spuren von Germanen", Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen 69 (1951), 1-25.

Author/Editor: Paul Kretschmer
Type: linguistic study
Language: German
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On the basis of ancient sources and of toponymy, various aspects of the contact and overlap between the Germanic, the Ligurian, and the Celtic branches are addressed. Particularly, on pp. 22 and following, the language of the Lepontic inscriptions and of the vase of Latumaro VB·3 Ornavasso (referring to Kretschmer 1943, p. 199) is analysed as a mix of elements of three varieties: 1) Picene (endings in -m, -pe) 2) Venetic (endings in -ui and -ai 3) Gaulish (onomastics).