Indo-European Numerals by Jadranka Gvozdanovic

By Jadranka Gvozdanovic

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Ki-i-ma A-WA-TE™^ U-UL ku-it-ki\-e-da-az l-e-da-az (77) IS-TU K U R URUAaat-ti-at 'these terms of Treaty are in no way mutually [binding]; they are [binding] in respect of the Land of the Hatti'. 4. 1. neut. Old Hittite 1 -an-ta ... l-an-ta 'the ones ... the others' KBo XVII 3 IV 25 (cf. duplicate KBo XVII 1 IV 27, both tablets in the "typically old ductus", see H. Otten — V. ). comm. harpus (H. Kümmel, StBoT iii, 1967: 78 n. 8) cannot be adduced as an argument against the identification of Gl5harpa, and, with it, 1 -anta, as nominative-accusative plural neuter, cf.

Since the instrumental ending terminates with -t in postvocalic position (-ta only postconsonantal), i-etta must be analyzed as *1 -et + -a 'and, also', and thus leads to positing 1 -assa* '(only) one single one, one and the same'. The difficulties of deriving this meaning f r o m the two elements 1 -as 'one, one single one' and -a 'and, also' can be eliminated by starting from the negated *natta 1 -assa 'and not a single one, not even one'. 8. The further example 1 -e-it-ta KBo III 4 III 33 (Goetze 1933: 76) is not unambiguous; the context allows the meanings 'everything in one, all together' or 'taken on its own, even alone'.

5 — 7. pl. 1 -as in a text, which, with the corresponding form of the personal pronoun -a- 'he, she', uses the variant -us (not -as), is surprising, but not objectionable. 3. Reading U n k n o w n . Goetze (1935) suggests *sanna-, which Kronasser (1956: 152) also takes into consideration. ). In my view, a reading *ä- (< *oyo- or *oiyo-) is, rather, to be contemplated. 2. -i-stem This stem can only be distinguished from the -α-stem in the nominativeaccusative singular. 1. sg. l-is, a b o u t twenty examples, of which none are Old Hittite.

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