Developments in Medieval and Modern Greek
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Abstract

The most important characteristic of Medieval and Modern Greek is diglossia, which heavily influences linguistic history. The major phonetic changes in the vowel and consonant system take place in the Late Koine period, but are masked by the conservative spelling system. Important Medieval changes are synizesis and manner dissimilation of ob…

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Io Manolessou, “Developments in Medieval and Modern Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000095>
First published online: 2013



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