Prefix (hu) as a Cognate Morpheme in Old English and Avestan
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 239-243
Received: May 28, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 14, 2015; Published: Jun. 17, 2015
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Azad Hamawandy, Department of English, Basic Education, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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Abstract
This study is confirms the historical lexical correlation between Old English Germanic group and Indo – Iranian group with the insights of lexical theories and analyze the origin of cognate morphemes particularly, this prefix (hu). The present study consists of four sections: The first section introduces the aims, the method of this study as a comparative analysis, etymology and prefix as a part of derivational morphemes. Section two investigates the origin of two groups of Indo – European language family (IE) Viz. Germanic group and Indo – Iranian group, also comparing their daughter languages English language versus Kurdish language. Section three shows the origin of prefix (hu) as a similar morpheme between English and Kurdish languages, and giving examples as cognates between them and Avestan language. The last part is section four ; this section is about results and finally, the study points out some conclusions.
Keywords
Avestan, Old English, Cognate Morpheme
To cite this article
Azad Hamawandy, Prefix (hu) as a Cognate Morpheme in Old English and Avestan, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 239-243. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150304.17
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