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Consonant Changes
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A synopsis of the major diachronic consonant changes in Proto-Greek, Mycenaean, Classical, Koine, Medieval and Modern Greek, with a brief discussion of some of the major obstacles in this field of research.

Consonant change (CC) is phonological, affecting the spoken form of the language and referring to the change in pronunciation of a consonant within a word. This change was either regular, affecting all instances of a consonant in the same phonetic environment, or sporadic, affectin…

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Simon Oswald, “Consonant Changes”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000077>
First published online: 2013

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