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Accentuation
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Abstract

The accent marks in modern editions of Ancient Greek texts primarily reflect the accentual system of an educated register of the Koine of the early 2nd c. BCE. In this system, phonological, morphological, and lexical factors conspire to associate a pitch accent with o…

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Dieter Gunkel, “Accentuation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000003>
First published online: 2013



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