By Torsten Meissner
This publication offers with one element of Greek and Proto-Indo-European nominal morphology, the formation, inflection and semantics of s-stem nouns and adjectives. It uncovers the mechanisms in their construction and indicates their difficulty. The verified view that the nouns are an unproductive class is challenged; whilst, the increasing and partially altering nature of the foundation governing the production of the adjectives is defined. Morphology and semantics are studied in tandem, and a wide chronological span of the Greek language is roofed. The ancient facet is then prolonged into prehistory, and particularly the Greek proof is demonstrated opposed to fresh theories on Proto-Indo-European ablaut, resulting in a reassessment of the morphonological features in question.
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