Fifth International Workshop on Computational Latin Dialectology



7–8 July 2022


Conference Room

Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics (HRCL)

Benczúr utca 33

1068 Budapest





Thursday, 7 July 2022

9:00 – 9:15

Cser, András (Director, IHLUS[1], HRCL, Budapest) and Bakró-Nagy, Marianne (IHLUS, HRCL, Budapest)



Chair: Odrobina, László (University of Szeged)


9:15 – 9:50

Adamik, Béla (RGLHLD[2], HRCL, Budapest) – The transformation of the vowel system in Gallic Latin as evidenced in inscriptions, and the problem of dialectal positioning of Roman Gaul


9:50 – 10:25

Tantimonaco, Silvia (University of Lisbon) – The use of <Y> in the Latin Inscriptions of the Roman Empire


10:25 – 11:00

Urbanová, Daniela (Masaryk University Brno) – Sic iace[at] / +++ micto: A performative formula in a curse tablet from ancient Centum Prata at Lake Zürich.


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break



Chair: Cser, András (Director, IHLUS, HRCL, Budapest)


11:30 – 12:05

Honzl, Jiří (Charles University, Prague; National Museum, Prague) – Latin in Egypt – The linguistic data in wider context


12:05 – 12:40

Barchi, Serena (University of Pisa) – Some remarks on the Latin of the ostraca of Didymoi


12:40 – 13:15

Papini, Alessandro (Ghent University) – Varios habent sonos. On the merger of the front and back vowels in Latin inscriptions from Rome (BC 250 – AD 600).


13:30 – 15:00 Lunch break



Chair: Adamik, Béla (RGLHLD, HRCL, Budapest)


15:00 – 15:25

Ferenczi, Zsanett (‘Sipőcz és Ferenczi’ Ltd.) – New developments in the Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of the Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age


15:25 – 15:50

Vágási, Tünde (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest) – Did address influence whether gods answered prayers? Vulgar Latin names of deities in the Roman Empire


15:50 – 16:15

Nemes, Szilvia (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest) – Substandard linguistic phenomena in the Tabulae Pompeianae Sulpiciorum


Friday, 8 July 2022



Chair: Adamik, Tamás (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


9:00 – 9:35

Cotugno, Francesca (University of Verona) – Expressing pain from the Antiquities to the Middle Ages: The role of interjection heu as a Part of Speech and in Latin epigraphy


9:35 – 10:10 Kunčer, Dragana (Institute of History, Belgrade) – The Latin redundant forms (epigraphic data)


10:10 – 10:45

Bohacsek, Dóra (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) – Vulgar and Classical Latin in Africa: Is labdacism an africanism?


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break



Chair: Ittzés, Máté (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


11:15 – 11:50

Simon, Zsolt (IHLUS, HRCL, Budapest) – Lat. ploxenum reconsidered


11:50 – 12:25

Szlovicsák, Béla (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) – The transformation of the gender system in Late Latin as evidenced by inscriptions


12:25 – 13:00

Barta, Andrea (RGLHLD, HRCL, Budapest) – Copper and iron, or Stars in the darkness? Possible interpretations of a gold lamella


13:00 – 13:10

Closing remarks – Bakró-Nagy, Marianne (IHLUS, HRCL, Budapest) and Adamik, Béla (RGLHLD, HRCL, Budapest)


Please find the abstracts of the papers here.



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The Workshop is organized in the framework of the project “Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age” (National Research, Development and Innovation Office, NKFIH, No. K 135359) to be realized with the collaboration of the Research Group for Latin Historical Linguistics and Dialectology (former ‘Momentum’ Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology) of the ELKH (former MTA) Research Centre for Linguistics and of the Latin Department of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (cf.



[1] IHLUS = Institute of Historical Linguistics and Uralic Studies

[2] RGLHLD = Research Group for Latin Historical Linguistics and Dialectology