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The Nominative-Accusative Neuter Plural in Anatolian

Gertz, Janet Elaine

This dissertation investigates the formations and history of the nominative-accusative neuter plural in the Anatolian branch of Indo-European. The central five chapters contain attestations of neuter plurals, accompanied by philological discussion. Forms have been collected from all texts identified by their ductus as Old or Middle Hittite, from a sampling of Late Hittite texts, and, insofar as possible, from Palaic, Cuneiform and Hieroglyphic Luwian, Lycian A, and Lydian. The Lydian data proved inconclusive for purposes of comparison.
In the final chapter comparison of the attested neuter plurals is carried out, with the following results.


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Ph.D., Yale University
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August 19, 2010