ix-xx) is of great usefulness, especially to scholars in the early stages of Tocharian
The book under review publishes--in most cases for the first time--Sanskrit and Tocharian
fragments from Hoemle's collection (now part of the British Library's Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections) that were not included in Manuscript Remains.
The enormous progress made in Tocharian
studies since the 1930 s requires a re-evaluation of Burrow s theory.
The same is the case for Bajaur Kharosthi fragment 1 line 7 (I am indebted to Ingo Strauch for putting a transliteration of the so far unpublished fragment at my disposal), Sanskrit fragment SHT III 979 in Waldschmidt (Sanskrithandschriften 241f), Tocharian
fragment YQ 1.
Some of the fragments contain text in Chinese, Sogdian, Uighur, and Tocharian
Since we have already established that the first parts of the Japonic and Korean forms are probably borrowings of the Chinese transcription of 'Buddha', we can envisage that these words might follow the same structural pattern as in Turkic, Mongolian, and Tocharian
Sweden), collaborating with Werner Winter and Georges-Jean Pinault, has compiled a dictionary of Tocharian
A, an Indo-European language of Central Asia.
On the Chronology of Sound Changes in Tocharian
The topics include the expression of spatio-temporal locations in late Proto-Indo-European, verbal categorization and the coding of valency in Tocharian
, internal reconstruction versus external comparison in Indo-Uralic laryngeals, the aspect-tense system and quantitative ablaut, how many noun suffices Proto-Indo-European had, and new Latin evidence for the Indo-European long-vowel preterit.
A Dictionaty of Tocharian
B: Second Edition, Revised and Greatly Enlarged.
If it is not already, this book will become an essential volume on the desk of researchers of Tocharian
While such cases led earlier Indo-Europeanists to speculate that a lost "interdental" series should be reconstructed for the ancestral language, it has since become widely accepted that such cases are better traced back to Indo-European tautosyllabic sequences of *dental + *palatal/*postpalatal--this is seen most clearly in Anatolian and Tocharian
A, where as reflexes of the term meaning `earth' we find tekan and tkam, respectively, as the cognates to Greek khthon-and Sanskrit ksam-(< IE *dhgh(e/o)m-).
This idiosyncracy is disconcerting, as he does elsewhere use the macron, such as in Tocharian
klank - on the same page as qiang in the last example (p.
For most of the century since their decipherment, the study of the Tocharian
languages has been notorious for its insularity and sectarianism.
Following the hypotheses of scholars such as Lubotsky and Witzel, Pinault suggests that such words were borrowed into Indo-Iranian and (pre-)Common Tocharian
(the prehistoric ancestor of the documented A and B languages) from a non-IE language of the Bactria-Margiana Archaeological complex/Oxus Culture.