Syllables
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Abstract

The syllable is a phonological unit composed of sounds around a sonority peak. Ancient Greek belongs to the set of languages with complex syllable structure. Evidence for syllabic structure in Ancient Greek is drawn from meter, stress rules, phonological developments, and script.

1. Introduction

The syllable is a phonological unit composed of …

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Alcorac Alonso Déniz, “Syllables”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000330>
First published online: 2013



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