9789042032927 The proto-germanic n-stems; a study in diachronic morphophonology.
What does P.Gmc. stand for?
P.Gmc. stands for Proto-Germanic (language)
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The more innocent by-products of this kind of racial thinking include the reconstruction of proto-Germanic and Indo-European languages and the rediscovery (in the West) of the great Sanskrit scriptures.
There are about 750 common etymological units of Sino-Indo-European corpus, of which 29 are found only in Scandinavian languages, 458 are found in Proto-Germanic, 482 are found in Proto-Indo-European (there are some overlaps with Proto-Germanic).
Thus Nichols (1997: 134), who derives PIE from central Asia, proposes that 'by the end of the third millennium or the beginning of the second, Proto-Thracian, Proto-Italic, Proto-Venetic (unless that was part of Italic), Proto-Celtic, and perhaps Proto-Germanic were somewhere in the vicinity of central Europe', whereas according to Renfrew (1987: 249), who derives PIE from Anatolia, Proto-Celtic would already have reached Ireland by that date.
Again to mention the parallel from Indo-European studies, no Romanist or Germanist or Celticist or Sanskritist would make proposals about Proto-Romance or Proto-Germanic or Proto-Celtic or Proto-Indic without taking into account what was known or surmised about Proto-Indo-European.
He noticed that Proto-Germanic voiceless fricatives (f, [theta], x, and s) became voiced fricatives ([beta] [delta] [gamma] unless they were prevented from doing so by any one of the following three conditions: i) being the first sound in a word; ii) being next to another voiceless sound; or iii) having the IE stress on the immediately preceding syllable.
Her topics include life among Wulfilian Goths, the vocalism of proto-Indo-European and proto-Germanic, phonological constraints on consonants and vowels, and the Gothic morphological word in nominal and verb inflection.
Wiik proposes that the cause of the consonant shifts in Proto-Germanic described by Grimm's Law and Verner's Law was incomplete learning of Proto Germanic by shifting Finno-Ugric speakers (Wiik 1997a; 2002).