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Hamito-Semitic features in Celtic languages
Hamito-Semitic features in Celtic languages

Author(s): Ireneusz Kida
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Hamito-Semitic; influence; Celtic; word order
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is to present the most known Hamito-Semitic features that have been identified in Celtic languages. It has long been known that at some time of the history of Celtic languages they entered into contact with Hamito-Semitic languages, which makes them different from other Indo-European languages. Special attention in the paper will be paid to word order, consonantal mutations, lack of the verb ‘to have’ and of the present participle, inflected prepositions, status constructus, autonomous verb forms and the Welsh Subject Rule.