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Title: Continuity in European Toponomastics: The (Pre-)Indo-European *kar- / *kal- Root in the Pre-Latin Ligurian Toponymy
Authors: Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco
Keywords: *kar- / *kal- root
pre-Indo-European and proto-Indo-European
reuse and refunctionalization of roots and (loan-)words
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Perono Cacciafoco, F. (2015). Continuity in European Toponomastics: The (Pre-)Indo-European *kar- / *kal- Root in the Pre-Latin Ligurian Toponymy. Annals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology – Linguistics, 1-2, 121-138.
Series/Report no.: Annals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology - Linguistics
Abstract: This paper is aimed at reconstructing the etymological remote origins of some Prehistoric Ligurian place names derived from the (Proto-)Indo-European root *kar-, ‘stone’1, plausibly constituting a ‘toponymic system’. In this specific onomastic context it is possible to connect with the *kar- root a form *kal-2 that should be not another independent stem, but a sort of ‘pseudo-rhotacistic’ variant (maybe produced by a particular process of ‘lenition’) of the same *kar-. Following this kind of etymological restitution, it could be also possible to link this branch of the Ligurian hinterland toponymy to names / nouns from the proto-IndoEuropean (and Ligurian) general lexicon associated to really peculiar hydro-geomorphological phenomena of that territory (the well-known calanchi, ‘badlands’, ‘gullies’, ‘ravines’).
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/80384
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/40737
URL: https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=305010
ISSN: 1224-5712
Rights: © 2015 The Author (published by Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova). This paper was published in Annals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology - Linguistics and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova. The published version is available at: [https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=305010]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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