Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency by Philomen Probert

By Philomen Probert

The accessory of many Greek phrases has lengthy been thought of arbitrary, yet Philomen Probert issues to a couple impressive correlations among accentuation and a word's synchronic morphological transparency, and among accentuation and notice frequency, that supply clues to the prehistory of the accessory approach. Bringing jointly comparative facts for the Indo-European accentuation of the appropriate different types with fresh insights into the results that lack of transparency and be aware frequency have on language switch, Probert makes use of the synchronically observable correlations to bridge the distance among the accentuation styles reconstructable for Indo-European and people at once attested for Greek from the Hellenistic interval onwards.

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