|Publication Date||July 5, 2012|
Vol. XXI, i. Whole No. 8i. LINDO-IRANIAN STUDIES. I. a) Ancient Persian Sibilants ;b) I nflection; c) Translation of Behistdn, i. Phonology. The Ancient Persian Representation of s, z, and sp. General literature. Brugmann, Grundriss der vergleichenden Grammatik, V728-739, 790-792; Bartholomae, Grundriss der iranischen Philologie, I 16-18, 165 seq., 187 seq.; Hiibschmann, lg ,gh im Sanskrit und iranischen, KZ. XXIII 384-400 (for the A nc Pers., 395-398); Persische Studien, 198-214, 220-224; Foy, Die indg. gutturalen spiranten im A ltpersischen KZ. XXXV 15-29. The inscriptions of the A nc. Pers. show a rather frequent confusion in their employment of sand 4, and of zand d. An attempt is here made to decide whether this confusion is due to dialectic differences or to a phonetic coincidence in the A nc. Pers. of sand 4, and of zand d. The material offered by the inscriptions has been given as completely as possible, and it has been done independently either of Hiibschmann or of Foy, to both of whom, however, I have been frequently indebted otherwise, as will appear in my citations below. The somewhat analogous case of the representation in A nc. Pers. of Iranian sp by spor salso calls for attention, and it may be most conveniently discussed after a treatment of sand
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