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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 Greek. T…

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Nina Topintzi, “Sandhi”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000407>
First published online: 2013

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