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Author West, M. L. (Martin Litchfield), 1937-2015.

Title Old Avestan syntax and stylistics : with an edition of the texts / Martin L. West
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2011


Description 1 online resource (x, 184 pages)
Series Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen : Neue Folge, 0930-4304 ; Bd. 13
Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen ; Bd. 13.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- I. The Structure of Discourse -- II. Morphosyntax -- III. Word Order -- IV. Stylistics -- Appendix The Old Avestan Texts -- Bibliography -- Indexes
Summary This is the first modern comprehensive account of the syntax of Old Avestan, the earliest known form of Iranian language, attested in the Gathas of Zarathushtra and the Liturgy in Seven Chapters. It is based on the most up-to-date understanding of the texts, while following traditional principles of grammatical analysis. There are also substantial sections on word order, stylistics, and figures of speech. Translations are provided for almost all passages quoted. The work will be welcomed by Iranianists as well as by historical linguists with wider Indo-European interests
Analysis Indo-European Languages
Iranian Language
Old Avestan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Avestan language -- Syntax
Avestan language -- Syntax
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110253092