Read e-book online Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency PDF

By Philomen Probert

The accessory of many Greek phrases has lengthy been thought of arbitrary, yet Philomen Probert issues to a few awesome correlations among accentuation and a word's synchronic morphological transparency, and among accentuation and be aware frequency, that provide clues to the prehistory of the accessory method. Bringing jointly comparative facts for the Indo-European accentuation of the proper different types with contemporary insights into the consequences that lack of transparency and observe frequency have on language switch, Probert makes use of the synchronically observable correlations to bridge the space among the accentuation styles reconstructable for Indo-European and people without delay attested for Greek from the Hellenistic interval onwards.

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