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register  

Patricia Watson

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Linguistics
Register (esp. Latin), the level of language, especially with respect to vocabulary, appropriate to a particular *genre. Studies have concentrated on poetic rather than prose texts, though there are ... More

Sabelli  

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Sabelli is not synonymous with *Sabini. It is the Roman name for speakers of *Oscan. They called themselves Safineis and their chief official *meddix. They expanded from their original ... More

Sabellic languages  

John Penney

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Linguistics
'Sabellic' (or 'Sabellian') is the name given to a group of languages in ancient Italy, including Oscan and Umbrian, that belongs to the Italic branch of *Indo-European see italy, languages of for ... More

Sicel (or Siculian) language  

Benjamin Fortson

Online publication date:
Nov 2017
Subject:
Linguistics
Sicel was the language of the Siculi, spoken in eastern Sicily and preserved in a few inscriptions in the Greek alphabet (see alphabet, Greek) and in a handful of glosses noted by ancient ... More

Spain, pre-Roman scripts and languages  

Jürgen Untermann

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Linguistics
There are two scripts, narrowly delimited in time and place, that were taken over directly from outside the peninsula: a variant of the Libyan alphabet appears on coins in southern Andalucia; an ... More

tabulae Iguvinae  

Joshua Whatmough, Robert Maxwell Ogilvie, and John Penney

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Linguistics
At Gubbio (*Iguvium; see umbrians), there were discovered in 1444 seven bronze tablets of varying sizes (the largest measure 86 by 56.5 cm. (33 by 22 inches), the smallest 40 by 28 cm. (16 by 12 ... More

Umbrian language  

Benjamin Fortson

Online publication date:
Nov 2017
Subject:
Linguistics
Umbrian was the language of Sabellic populations in central Italy, including Umbria (see Umbrians) and neighbouring areas to the south that were occupied by the Volsci, Marsi, and Sabini. The bulk of ... More

Venetic language  

Michel Lejeune

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Linguistics
The *Veneti(2) learnt to write from the *Etruscans during the 6th cent. bce and some 250 to 300 inscriptions survive, mostly votive or funerary, nearly all quite short (only one has more than ten ... More

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