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  • proper n. An extinct Indo-European language belonging to Anatolian branch, attested in cuneiform tablets in Bronze Age Hattusa.
  • adj. of or pertaining to Palaic language or its speakers


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From Pala (“a region in Anatolia northwest of Hattusa”) +‎ -ic.


  • I mean, it's not like it adds much new interpretation to the dataset; like he says 'wobei das Suffix noch unklar ist', but given the weird association of Palaic with the Hattic Ritual texts (as far as we're able to tell, anyway), that might have something to help your argument there if you want some sociolinguistic reason (e.g. some possible cult connection).

    Missing honey

  • There are no certain examples for */ye-/ in Palaic and Lydian, so attribution of this change to PA must remain tentative.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • There also occurs in Palaic a certain malitannaš to which Carruba remarks in the lexicon portion of his Das Palaische: Texte, Grammatik, Lexikon 1970:63:

    Missing honey

  • The book goes on to mention that Hittite, Luwian, Palaic and Hurrian all show the same overall typological constraints.

    Bronze Age Areal influence in Anatolia and Etruscan

  • With the discovery of Hittite and other languages such as Luwian, Lycian, Lydian and Palaic, it was shown that h2 and h3 didn't entirely disappear in all IE languages, remaining "h" in this Anatolian branch of the family.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Palaic Indo-European language of northern Anatolia, possibly language of Troy.

    The Trojan War

  • Luwian survived the Bronze Age, and we have Luwian inscriptions as late as the 200s A.D. Another related Bronze Age Anatolian language is Palaic, spoken in northwestern Anatolia.

    The Trojan War

  • 1 Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft, Issue 62 (2006) (see link): However, the lack of any sure reflexes of */ie-/ in either Palaic or Lydian precludes the possibility of certain CAnat. status for this conditioned yōd-loss.

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • Troy’s language was probably either Luwian, the main tongue of southern and western Anatolia, or Palaic, the main language of the north.

    The Trojan War


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