The Evolution of the Latin /b/-/ṷ/ Merger

A Quantitative and Comparative Analysis of the B-V Alternation in Latin Inscriptions

The Evolution of the Latin /b/-/ṷ/ Merger

176 pp., 6 x 9, 4 tables, notes, bibl

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9203-9
    Published: January 1978

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Barbarino’s orthographic study is a quantitative and comparative analysis of the alternation of B and V in Latin inscriptions. His data is drawn from approximately 4,800 epitaphs that include Latin inscriptions from Roman provinces in Britain, the Balkans, North Africa, Dalmatia, Spain, Gaul, and Italy.