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Sandhi phenomena refer to phonological changes occurring at word or morpheme boundaries. In Greek, many of them rectify hiatus (contraction, crasis, aphaeresis, elision, movable consonants), while others affect consonants.

The term ‘Sandhi’, coined by ancient Indic grammarians, literally means ‘joining’. While extremely widespread in Sanskrit itself – hence the term – sandhi also appear in many other languages, including Ancient G…

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Nina Topintzi, “Sandhi”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000407>
First published online: 2013

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