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Slavic and Baltic
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As Slavic seems to be more closely related to Baltic than to any other branch of Indo-European, the one-time existence of a Balto-Slavic linguistic community has been advocated since the beginnings of comparative linguistics. Over the years, the proponents of the Balto-Slavic hypothesis have pointed out a series of common innovations, many of which belong to the field of accentology. A prime example is Winter’s law (Winter 1978), which is a comparatively late discovery that gradually gained acc…

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Derksen, Rick, “Slavic and Baltic”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 04 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032140>
First published online: 2020

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