ROYEN, Gerlach

ROYEN, Gerlach (born Nicolaus Jacobus Hubertus Royen). Valkenburg 18.10.1880 — Utrecht 4.2.1955. O.F.M. Father. Dutch Linguist. Educated in Sittard, joined O.F.M. 1898, ordained priest 1905. In 1905-11 gymnasium teacher in Venray, 1911-14 and 1920-22 studied comparative linguistics at Leiden. Ph.D. 1926 Leiden, under Uhlenbeck (being his last student). From 1932 eo. Professor of Comparative and General Linguistics at Utrecht, 1941 ord., emeritus 1951.

Publications: De jongere Veranderingen van het indogermaanse nominate Drieklassensysteem. 7+167 p. ’s-Hertogenbosch – Antwerpen 1926.

– Die nominalen Klassifikations-Systeme in den Sprachen der Erde. Historisch-kritische Studie, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Indogermanischen. 1030 p. Mödling 1929.

– Also wrote on Dutch language and general linguistics.

Sources: Dutch Wikipedia.

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