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Contemporary linguistics, Vol.59-60 No.1-2 November 2005. -

This paper refutes the received opinion that the Slavic collective suffix -ьje should be derived

from a putative PIE suffix *-iyo-. It is argued that the suffix -ьje is a regular development

of the PIE collective formant *-ey- -i-, discovered by N. Oettinger 1995, 1999. Besides

Greek and Hittite, this suffix was preserved in Slavic in its original function; moreover,

Proto-Slavic appears to be the only Indo-European language where the suffix remained

at least partially productive.

collectives; slavic languages; Proto-slavic language; suffix; archaisms



Author: Ranko Matasović -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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