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The Development of Possesive Constructions in the Germanic Languages

I thought I'd share this article since I personally found it very interesting as languages and their development are my passion. As the title says, it delves into the possessive expressions in Germanic languages. If you're curious to read about how the Faroese genitive is doing, whether Dutch may use a clitic to express possession, and everything in between, then click the link below:

http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/llc/files/possessives/Historical_paper2009-12-08.pdf

That article is 62 pages so if you're looking for something shorter, there's also a 9-page presentation:

http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/medialibrary/llc/files/possessives/19ICHL_Nijmegen.pdf

2 years ago

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This is really fascinating! Thanks! And a lingot for mentioning Faroese.

2 years ago