On the place of Phrygian among the Indo-European languages
Bartomeu Obrador-Cursach (Institut del Pròxim Orient Antic, Universitat de Barcelona)
Journal of Language Relationship, № 17/3-4, 2019 - p.233-245
The aim of this paper is to gather together certain relevant features of Phrygian based on our current knowledge of the language in order to determine its dialectal position inside the Indo-European family. The relatively large number of features shared with Greek is consistent with prior views about the close relation between the two languages, which may have formed a common proto-language. The relations proposed with certain other languages, such as Armenian, are not so strong despite sharing some features.
Keywords: Phrygian language, Indo-European dialectology, linguistic subgrouping, isoglosses, Proto-Greek language