Anatolian language


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Synonyms for Anatolian language

an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European

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A German specialist in ancient Anatolian languages, Payne transliterates and translates inscriptions in the regional hieroglyphic script used by several neo-Hittite states in what is now Syria about 1200-700 BCE.
His detailed and well-argued study has fundamentally changed our view of the history of the Anatolian languages, and, by extension, of Proto-Indo-European.
Moreover, in Anatolian languages other than Hittite, the forms in -a can have a locatival meaning.
It seems most likely to me that Krause was essentially correct and that the Tocharian selo-presents are old PIE iteratives, just as the s[hat{k}]elo-presents (both formations are common in the Anatolian languages).