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Middle Persian

About: Middle Persian is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 175 publications have been published within this topic receiving 1313 citations. The topic is also known as: Pehlevi & Pahlavi.


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01 Jan 2007
TL;DR: This article gave a critical survey of all the verbs that may have existed in Proto-Iranian as deduced from the attested Iranian descendants and their archaic sister language, Sanskrit, accompanied by an analysis of the morphology and assessment of the provenance.
Abstract: The present work gives a critical survey of all the verbs that may have existed in Proto-Iranian as deduced from the attested Iranian descendants and their archaic sister language, Sanskrit. This is accompanied by an analysis of the morphology and assessment of the provenance. The Iranian group within the Indo-European language family consists of languages that were and are still spoken in Western and Central Asia, among which Persian, Balochi, Kurdish, Pashto, Shughni and Ossetic are the best known today, and Avestan, Old and Middle Persian, Parthian, Bactrian, Khotanese, Sogdian and Choresmian in the past. This work aims to bridge the gap in knowledge that exists between Indo-Europeanists and scholars of Iranian languages with regard to each other's fields.

84 citations

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01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: Gernot Windfuhr and Gernot Skjaervo as mentioned in this paper proposed a typology of the Middle West Iranian: Avestan and Parthian and the Middle Iranian: avestan-parthian.
Abstract: Preface 1 Gernot Windfuhr, Introduction 2 Gernot Windfuhr, Typology 3 P. Oktor Skjaervo, Old Iranian: Avestan and Old Persian 4 P. Oktor Skjaervo, Middle West Iranian: Middle Persian and Parthian 5 Yutaka Yoshida, Sogdian 6 Ronald Emmerick, Saka: Khotanese and Tumshuqese 7 Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Khwarezmian John R. Perry and Gernot Windfuhr, Persian and Tajik 9 Ludwig Paul, Zazaki 10 Ernest McCarus, Kurdish 11 Carina Jahani and Agnes Korn, Balochi 12 Charles Kieffer, Parachi 13 Habibullah Tegey and Barbara Robson, Pashto 14a Dzhoy Edelman and Leila Dodykhodoeva, Pamir Languages 14b Dzhoy Edelman and Leila Dodykhodoeva, Shughni 15 Elena Bashir, Wakhi 16 Fridrik Thordarson, Ossetic

74 citations

Book ChapterDOI
01 Jan 1968

69 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a tentative reconstruction of the nominal system of Central Iranian, a subbranch of the Iranian branch of Indo-European that is closely related to Sogdian.
Abstract: Relations within the Iranian branch of Indo-European have traditionally been modelled by a tree that is essentially composed of binary splits into sub-and sub-subbranches. The present article will argue that this tree is rendered outdated by new data that have come to light from contemporary and ancient languages, and that it was methodologically problematic from the outset, both for reasons of the isoglosses on which it is based and for not taking into account distinctions such as shared innovations vs. shared archaisms and marked vs. unmarked language changes. Conversely, a set of non-trivial morphological innovations, particularly in the verbal system, shared by Bactrian, Parthian and some neighbouring languages appears to suggest a subbranch which I will call " Central Iranian ". The second part of the paper will present a tentative reconstruction of the nominal system of Central Iranian. This reconstruction wishes to show the result one arrives at when trying to reconstruct a subbranch as strictly bottom-up as possible, i.e. using only the data from the languages under study, and avoiding to profit from Old Iranian data and from our knowledge about the protolanguages. " Central Iranian " would be closely related to Sogdian, and would share, by language contact, a number of features with Middle Persian; at the same time, Bactrian and Sogdian also share features with individual Eastern Ir. languages.

56 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
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20206
20197
20182
20177
20169