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Phonology (Survey)
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Phonology is that part of language description that relates the sound-system of a given language to the different morphological and semantic structures of its words. Greek is perhaps a special case. At its earliest stage, Mycenaean, it employs a syllabary, where a symbol represents a whole syllable, so that it is the alphabetic writing of the historical …

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Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman, “Phonology (Survey)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000283>
First published online: 2013

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