Artymovych, Ahenor

Artymovych, Ahenor [Артимович, Агенор; Artymovyč], b 30 August 1879 in Velykyi Kuchuriv, Bukovyna, d 21 October 1935 in Prague. A classical and general linguist. Artymovych studied at the universities of Chernivtsi and Vienna, later becoming a teacher in a gymnasium in Bukovyna and docent at Chernivtsi University. After Romania occupied Bukovyna in November 1918, he moved to Galicia, where he became the secretary of education and religion in the State Secretariat of the Western Ukrainian National Republic. From 1920 Artymovych was professor of classical philology at the Ukrainian Free University in Vienna and Prague. He was a full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. He published articles in Ukrainian and German on general linguistics (regularities of language, the appropriation of foreign words, the relation between writing and speech, and potentiality and realization), on comparative linguistics (Indo-European guttural consonants), and on classical linguistics and metrics.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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