Journal Amirani. 2003. Volume 8

The Consonant Phonotactics of Georgian

Author(s): Marika Butskhrikidze

The study of consonant sequences, e.g. forms of the CCC type, is the central topic of this thesis. Assuming that language is an open system and anticipating the idea of relativity and complementariness, the hypothesis that CCC and CVCVCV are related is proposed. More specifically, I argue that all well-formed consonant sequences are derived from structures of the CVC type, which is the lexical part of a word, the stem. On the representational side, to account for the consonant phonotactics a phonological hierarchy is introduced in which the stem domain occupies a place between the segment and the word domain.

Journal Amirani. 2003. Volume 8

The Great Colchian Civilization and the possible state language of the land of Aietes

Author(s): Tariel Putkaradze

According to the article, it appears logical for us to think that at the end of the second Millennium the state of "Greater Colchis" comprised the Eastern and Southern costs of the Black Sea (from Bichrini to Ordumi), a great portion of the Kura river valley and the entirety of the Ch’orokhi river valley; the possible state and official language of this state must have been structured on the model of Proto-Kartvelian, a type A sibilant language (and not a Zan, theoretically hypothetical Zan-Georgian or other such linguistic unity).

Journal Amirani. 2003. Volume 8

An unknown document of dogma known by the name of Theodorite Kvireli

Author(s): Kakha Oghadze

The 5th century preacher Teodorite Kvireli’s composition of dogma "The Confession of the Righteous and Pure Christian Religion" is characterized as a pseudoepigraphic one because the description of seven world church meetings is given here. In Kvireli’s litetime only five world church meetings were held and thats why he could not describe all seven.

Journal Amirani. 2004. Volume 10

Assyrian Fathers and the surrounding nature

Author(s): David Merkviladze

VI century's ecclesiastic statesmen, called "Thirteen Assyrian Fathers", are famous as the ascetic monks and the leaders of the monastic movement in Georgia. In the previous article, based on the information scattered through the Georgian hagiographical lives of the Assyrian Fathers, is discussed their dependence full of love and careful towards the surrounding nature, which make the new, special and interesting lines to the monks' psychological portrait.

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