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Pirates in the Sinai Patericon

Author(s): István Pozsgai
Subject(s): Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, 6th to 12th Centuries, Philology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Old Russian and Old Slavic languages; paeroks; reduced vowels and their extinction;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this work was to examine paeroks in the Sinai Patericon which was copied in Old Russian language area in the 11—12th centuries. I was mainly searching for an answer if paeroks have got sound value in the manuscript. In the codex only “apostrophe” was used as paeroks, except handwriting V. I have concluded that paeroks in the manuscript can’t have possessed sound value, which basically can be proved by the following phenomena: 1. Out of 632 cases, in 533 paeroks stand at the place of etymologically isolated position reduced vowels; in 93 cases they can be found at the place of weak position reduced ones. In my earlier researches I had already found that reduced vowels became extinct in isolated position in the codex. 2. Paeroks, except the 6 examples which can be explained with analogues never stand at the place of strong position reduced vowels. 3. Except 2 non-entire value examples, paeroks never stand at the end of words. 4. Out of reflexes of the *twt type sequences paeroks can only be found in цьр’къвь, тьр’пи etc. type reflexes which cannot be accepted as a phonetic phenomenon.

  • Issue Year: 46/2001
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 277-286
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian