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Pre-Greek Substrate
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Research concerning a pre-Greek substrate originally focused on the existence of a pre-Indo-European language or a language that represented an older phase of the reconstructed IE (Kretschmer, Fick), and on evidence for the existence of an IE substrate – for the most part named ‘Pelasgian’– in phonetically aberrant Greek forms (Georgiev, van Windekens, Merlingen, Carnoy, Haas, Heubeck); yet some linguists we…

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Domenico Silvestri, “Pre-Greek Substrate”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000290>
First published online: 2014

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