A study of war, vol.2 by Quincy Wright

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Appendix B deals with transliteration and orthography. And appendix C establishes an entry-point into Slavic linguistics for those approaching it from the viewpoint of a non-Slavic training. The bibliography is designed to guide the reader in exploring the wider literature. There is an emphasis on English-language sources, followed by French, German and Russian. Anyone seriously interested in Slavic linguistics will have to learn at least Russian in order to gain access to the very large literature.

26 1. 1. g. 1 Syllable In the following discussion of syllable structure we interpret the ‘boundary’ empirically, that is, as reconstructed on the basis of known developments and not on any abstract theoretical notion. A generalization which may be made about almost all developments – and certainly all the major ones – within Proto-Slavic is that the syllable boundaries and relations within the syllable altered: the unit of the syllable became more discrete, the boundary was marked by a drop in sonority.

3 Proto-Slavic 25 were to have close contacts with the Germans, but that was to be at the time of the Proto-Slavic break-up, so that the effects are local, and reflected only in some Slavic areas, notably Sorbian, but also Czech, Slovak and Slovenian. 3 Proto-Slavic ‘‘Proto-Slavic’’ (see above) is the name given to Slavic after its separation from Indo-European and Baltic, but before the partition of Slavic into its three main sub-families. This period lasted probably for more than 2,000 years, and the features listed below belong to what is assumed to be the core of the common language.

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