A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language (Blackwell by Egbert J. Bakker

By Egbert J. Bakker

A accomplished account of the language of historical Greek civilization in one quantity, with contributions from major foreign students masking the old, geographical, sociolinguistic, and literary views of the language. a suite of 36 unique essays via a crew of overseas scholarsTreats the survival and transmission of historical GreekIncludes discussions on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

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Nominative NW. Northwest OL Old Latin OP Old Persian opt. optative Pamph. Pamphylia Parth. Parthian pass. -Ion. Proto-Attic-Ionic pf. perfect Phryg. Phrygian/Phrygia PIE Proto-Indo-European Pisid. Pisidia pl. plural plupf. n. personal name pres. present Proto-Gk Proto-Greek ps. person ptc. participle PY Pylos tablets (Linear B) r. reign Rhod. v. vv. sub verbis (under the headwords) sg. singular Skt Sanskrit Linguistic and Other Abbreviations Sogd. Sogdian subj. subjunctive SW. Southwest TB Tocharian B TH Thebes tablets (Linear B) them.

Syllabograms Some 30 syllabograms of the donor script were abandoned, and some 20 signs were created ex novo (Olivier 1979). 4 Unidentified syllabograms in the Linear B script 18 19 22 34 47 49 56 63 64 65 79 82 83 86 89 to record more accurately the phonemic structure of the new language, Greek, prompting the creation of new syllables not represented in the Minoan language. Ultimately the number of syllabograms in the two scripts is roughly equivalent, a fact that testifies to a likely similar phonotactical structure, that is a main core of opensyllables (CV) and simple vowel signs (V), with a minority of polysyllabic CCV and complex signs (pte, nwa, dwe, etc.

Northwest OL Old Latin OP Old Persian opt. optative Pamph. Pamphylia Parth. Parthian pass. -Ion. Proto-Attic-Ionic pf. perfect Phryg. Phrygian/Phrygia PIE Proto-Indo-European Pisid. Pisidia pl. plural plupf. n. personal name pres. present Proto-Gk Proto-Greek ps. person ptc. participle PY Pylos tablets (Linear B) r. reign Rhod. v. vv. sub verbis (under the headwords) sg. singular Skt Sanskrit Linguistic and Other Abbreviations Sogd. Sogdian subj. subjunctive SW. Southwest TB Tocharian B TH Thebes tablets (Linear B) them.

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