Words and Proper Names


Testen (D.): Palatalization and the Irish ā-stem.
In ZCP 41 (1986), pp. 272–279.
Argues that the declension of the oblique cases of the OIr. ā-stems can be derived regularly from Indo-European with the intervention of the analogical spread to the nominal inflection of an extended stem in *-osiā- based on the forms here postulated for the accusative, genitive and dative of the 3rd sg. fem. demonstrative pronoun.