Indo-Europeanist

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Indo-European +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

Indo-Europeanist ‎(plural Indo-Europeanists)

  1. (Indo-European studies) A scientist (usually a linguist or anthropologist) engaged in Indo-European studies.
    • 1992, Václav Blazek, Who are you, homo sapiens sapiens?, p. 139:
      The Nostratic hypothesis was postulated for the first time by the Danish Indo-Europeanist, Holger Pedersen, at the beginning of the 20th century. Today we suppose a Nostratic origin for Afroasiatic (Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Omotic), with perhaps a rather independent position; Kartvelian, Indo-European, Uralic (Fenno-Ugric and Samoyed), Dravidian (probably together with the extinct Elamite) and Altaic (Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusian, Korean, Japanese).
    • 2004, Benjamin W. Fortson, Indo-European Language and Culture, p. 365:
      It had been assumed that the two series merged by the time of Common Balto-Slavic until the Indo-Europeanist Werner Winter proposed in the 1970s that the distinction had persisted for longer, at least between *dh and *d.
    • 2009, Alan Bomhard, The Glottalic Theory of Proto-Indo-European Consonantism and Its Implications for Nostratic Sound Correspondences, p. 7:
      The vast majority of Indo-Europeanists posit either three or four laryngeals for the Indo-European parent language, while Dolgopolsky posits a multitude of controversial phonemes here, most conveniently subsumed under cover symbols, without further explanation as to their phonetic make-up, their vowel-coloring or lengthening effects, or their development in the Indo-European daughter languages.

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