Baltic accent

2017 Vol. 8 №2

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The typological features of the anthroponymicon across different genres of Old Russian literary texts



This article examines Old Russian literary texts of the ancient period from the perspective of the origin and development of the Slavic given names stemming from both Old Russian roots and loanwords. The author analyses two- and three-part male and female given names and examines their phonetic adaptation in Old Russian. Citations are selected from the Russian National Corpus.


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