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Southeast Greek
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The terms South or East Greek, the precursor of Attic-Ionic and Arcado-Cypriot, refer to one of the two major dialectal varieties reconstructed for the Greek of the second millennium BCE on the basis of studies by Porzig and Risch in the mid-twentieth century. The other major dialectal variety is referred to as North or West Greek, the precursor of the Doric dialects. These terms are based on the geographical locations …

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María Luisa del Barrio, “Southeast Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000320>
First published online: 2013

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