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date: 21 October 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This article describes the current state of our knowledge of the Etruscan language. The presentation covers language relationships, approaches to interpretation, alphabet and phonology, morphology and syntax, and the lexicon. Illustrative examples of Etruscan inscriptions complement the linguistic description.

Keywords: Etruscan, Liber Linteus, agglutinating language, alphabet, “bilinguistic”, method, inscriptions

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