Thursday, January 7, 2010


On pg. 250 Voltai, a form from ILLRP 192, which should by my practice be represented as VOLTAI, is attributed to Faliscan, but this is problematic. True the text is from Falerii Novi—it's from the famous dedication of the Faliscan cooks, but there is really nothing distinctively Faliscan about the text of either side of the inscription. All the other forms I cite from ILLRP 192 are not attributed to either Latin or Faliscan in the text, although the index treats them as Faliscan. The name Volta itself is distinctively Faliscan (see Bakkum 2009:253), but the gen. sg. ending is indistinguishable from Latin.

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