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The Chronology of Final Devoicing and the Change of *z to ʀ in Proto-Norse
University of Bern.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9465-5646
2016 (English)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 7, p. 47-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The inflection of strong verbs in Old Norse shows that its predecessor, Proto-Norse, must have undergone a process of final devoicing. This paper is an attempt to describe in some detail the sound change of final devoicing and to clarify its absolute and relative chronology. Special focus is placed on the relation­ship between final devoicing and the first phase of rhotacism, i.e. the change of *z to ʀ, and potential consequences that this may have on determination of the sound value of the alǥiz-rune (ᛉ = z/ʀ). An investi­gation of direct evidence from runic inscriptions and an analysis of the relative chro­nol­ogy with a-syncope and other sound changes leads to the conclusion that final devoicing was not yet in effect in the oldest group of inscriptions, but had been carried through by A.D. c. 600, most likely in the sixth century. After this time, the alǥiz-rune is unlikely to have represented a voiced sibilant.

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Oslo, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2016. Vol. 7, p. 47-62
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Proto-Norse, Old Norse, final devoicing, sound change, relative chro­nology, syncope/apocope, alǥiz-rune
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-313892OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-313892DiVA, id: diva2:1087621
Available from: 2017-04-08 Created: 2017-04-08 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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