Albanian: ai, ay (m.), ajo (f.), ata (n.)

« bisht (tail) ky (m.), kjo (f.) (that) »

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Lexeme data

Source form:ai, ay (m.), ajo (f.), ata (n.)
Phonological form:
Notes:Also he and she, respectively. Goes back to PAlb *a-ei, comprising (i) a deictic element (*a), and (ii) a demonstrative pronoun (-i, -jo, -ta) which may represent a conflation of PIE *so, -to with the anaphoric pronoun *e/i-.
Cognate codes:B

Sources of lexical data

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Source: Kortlandt, Frederik. 1987. PIE. *s in Albanian, Dutch Studies in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics (= Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 10), 219-226, RODOPI: Amsterdam.
Pages: 223-224
Reliability: High
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Source: Orel, Vladimir. 1998. Albanian Etymological Dictionary. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 3
Reliability: High
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Source: Dyen, Isidore Kruskal, Joseph and Black, Paul (1992). An Indoeuropean Classification, a Lexicostatistical Experiment. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82/5.
Reliability: Good (e.g. should be double checked)
Comment: Replaced original lexeme entry AI.

Cognate coding

Cognate Class B
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Source: Mallory, J.P. and D.Q. Adams. 2006. The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. Oxford
Pages: 418
Reliability: High