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Vowel Changes
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Abstract

The main vowel developments in the (pre)history of Ancient Greek involved (1) the changes from PIE to the Proto-Greek five-vowel systems; (2) long diphthongs; (3) issues of vocalization; (4) assimilation of vowels to neighboring sounds; (5) extension of the long-vowel system; (6) the changes from Proto-Ionic to Ionic and Attic; and (7) (post-)Classical development of vowels and diphthongs.

The main vowel developments in the (pre)history of Ancient Greek involved (1) the changes from PIE to the Proto-Greek five-vowel syst…

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Lucien van Beek, “Vowel Changes”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000374>
First published online: 2013



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