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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 methods of…

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Matthew Dillon, “Erasmian Pronunciation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000403>
First published online: 2013

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