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The traditional system, now called the polytonic orthography or polytonic system , is still used internationally for the writing of Ancient Greek. Ancient Greek texts often used scriptio continua 'continuous writing' , which means that ancient authors and scribes would write word after word with no spaces or punctuation between words to differentiate or mark boundaries. Greek has occasionally been written in the Latin script , especially in areas under Venetian rule or by Greek Catholics.

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Mycenaean Greek c. He aeeepts orthography. PL popular styles. This is quite possible, indeed probable. But, as H himself p. Conversely [vr] is transeribed as hetero- fairly small number of doeuments exhibiting the relevant errors'. For other seholars, I prefer to stick to the more 'conservative' dating postulated e.

On the other hand, the interpretation of sorne of the data is questionable. The eriteria of transcriptions are not always consistent. AD possibly [trja'kosa] examples from Gignae , cf. Gignae tel1s us e. The sequences reo], [ea] underwent synizesis into [s:o], [s:a]. Would a speaker of SMG have recourse to [s:] i.

Incidentally, contrary to what H p. They result from hypercorrection since prevocalic the thoroughgoing palatalization of Irl and Isl to [ri] cf. The accent shift in e. For H p. To the best of my [an'donis] ; cf. Like other scholars, H for that matter should favour spirantization. The omission of l in e. PL' tell us nothing either about synizesis of antevocalic [i]. Firenze, [fi'rentse]. The genitive of [z] and [o], but not spirantization proper. AD 42 need not be considered to reflect a characteristic of the phonology of Greek as spoken in explained as the result offour-part analogy e.

Still, H is probably overestimat- H accepts pp. Thus he believes p. In sorne ancient dialects like Boeotian and later on in the Koine this [e] This weakening in turn was a catalyst for the substitution, frequently attested in especially in prevocalic position was raised to an [i], which in time underwent Egyptian papyri, of 3rd declension nominative plural [-es] for the accusative synizesis: e.

PL the-Acc. PL friends-Acc. Hero- taken at face value. A repetition of the letter a in the adjacent syllables is [okoios] 'of whatever sort' vs. At first sight, this seem to contradict the this type are not rareo Again, many of the instances of an interchange between evidence of the inscriptions, which with a few - but crucial- exceptions see E and O cf. In the specific case of the 3rd declension ACC.

Significantly, Ancient Greek attests to perceives a contrast between the language used in the formal oath But this is contradicted i. PL In fact, [tois] 'the-MAsc.

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But why should the apparent Does H mean that but by another citizen just like the additional clauses: cf. This is groundless. H presents this as if it were common lore. Actually, this element and merged with lE:! Actually the evolution of Attic is somewhat more All earlier accounts assumed an intervening stage [y:] supposedly complexo In the early 4th c.

BC, the vowel of IE:il tended to undergo shortening: represented by u leading to [i: supposedly represented by El. Later on, analogy succeeded in reversing partially the shift from occasional phonetic process of aspiration p. The ending -V8l owes its S to ca.

Eventually, restored -'ll [e:i]lost its second the analogy of middle 3PL -v8aL, -v80 Att. In addition, [zd-] and [d- in 'country-oAT. The feminine variants ofthe anaphoric pronoun: e. BC , which indicates that morphotactically opaque E. That book and The book that H wrote. This is unlikely. On the one hand, Latin '1 saw the woman' admitted ofboth ille horno 'that man' and horno ille 'man-that'. These construc- b. Vi a una mujer tions are in the origin of e. SG woman respectively. Thus, at least in the case ofRomanian, the postnominal position of '1 saw a woman specific ' proto- article must antedate the arrival of the Turks by more than a millenni- c.

Vi una mujer um in the area. Even more importantly, Turkish has no article. The accusative see-PERF. Standard Modern Greek '1 saw the men' 8DI. Calabrian Greek Arguably, there exists a cross-linguistic connection between definiteness and '8elo na cumi'80 case marking which is mediated by topicality referential prominence. Calabrian Romance vernacular definite.


For this reason definite NPs turn out to be better candidates for the 'vodd3u mu 'ddormu role of subject so that they are more likely to receive case marking when they want-lsG PART sleep-lsG d. Standard Italian assume the role of an object, a less topical case-role 2c. Importantly the object voglio dormire marker is added also to pronouns, which are intrinsically definite 2d. SG classical times": cf. But to my Contrary to what H believes p. The gerund is nearly always subject-oriented, i. The sibilant blocked the as 'we found them as we were going home' than as 'we found them as they were spirantization of a following partially or completely homorganic aspirated stop, going home'.

Prototypical masculines i. Conversely, prototypical neuters stressed: e.

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PL' are [-human , and ['epika. Thus, other things being equal, a subject -oriented p. Actually the accent shift was not triggered participles -like other modifiers - usually stand in the accusative singular cf. MWKU ['eooka ' 1 gave'. A similar backshift is found in cases which have nothing to do with vowel contraction: cf. PL and be-3sG more obedient-Acc. INF concomitant with synizesis, cf.

SG pointing-out-ACC.

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SG that. INF the model of e. The oldest instances of motionless participles are masculine Langholf an "epenthetic final vowel added after aphaeresis to aid pronunciation. H himself pp. One has to assume synizesis: ['nixtes na 'kl! PL for al [e and Tl ; [tis 'the-Acc. This is objeetionable if only beeause an ['kljo. SG oeeurring in the foIk-song Kharos and the Shepherd, For a similar alternation, cf.

The differenee is not immediately 'avrio 'and tomorrow'. Signifieantly, in Apulian Greek the outcome Proof-reading has been earried through very profieiently. Inevitably, a small ofword-internal prevoealie lel and lil is more often than not an [e vowel: cf. Most of them are self-eorreeting. Obviously he means cf.

The error in eounting must have been indueed by the For regular retention of [n , cf. Jeffreys, M. Jeffreys, and R.