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Erasmian Pronunciation
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Erasmian Pronunciation refers both to the specific ideas proposed by Erasmus (among others) in the 16th century for reforming the pronunciation of Ancient Greek (and Latin), as well as to the later adaptations of his conclusions, which modern linguistics broadly confirms, although modern pronunciation of Ancient Greek differs widely in practice.   

The term ‘Erasmian Pronunciation’ has both a specific and a general meaning. Specifically, it refers to the views about correcting the contemporary met…

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Matthew Dillon, “Erasmian Pronunciation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000403>
First published online: 2013

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