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Sabellian languages

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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631220398.2000.x


The term ‘Sabellian’ has been used in at least two different senses, both of them relating to subgroups of the * Italic languages . For some scholars, as for Peter Schrijver in this encyclopedia (see * Oscan , * Umbrian ), it is synonymous with * Osco-Umbrian . Other scholars (including Coleman 1986 ) restrict it to a group of minor Osco-Umbrian languages, consisting of * Aequian , * Marrucinian , * Marsian , * Paelignian , * Sabine , * Vestinian and * Volscian . 1986 . The central Italic languages in the period of Roman expansion . Transactions of the Philological Society 1986 : 100 – 31 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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