The genesis of Anatolian clitic reflexives.
Ilya Yakubovich (Philipps-Universität Marburg,
Journal of Language Relationship, â„– 12, 2014 - p.73-111
Abstract: This paper seeks to trace the origin of Luwian, Palaic, Lydian and Hittite reflexive clitics, having no conclusive Indo-European etymologies. Using the Luwian data as a logical starting point, it is possible to demonstrate that the Anatolian reflexive pronouns and particles uniformly evolved from Proto-Indo-European dative pronominal clitics. A separate result of this work is the substantiation of structural interference between the Hittite and Luwian languages in the prehistoric period, which influenced the genesis of the Hittite reflexive particle =z(a).
Keywords: Anatolian languages, Hittite, Luwian, reflexive pronouns, language contact