Phonotactics define the permissible combinations of sounds within a word.
Phonotactic constraints define permissible sequences of consonants and vowels (for a detailed description of licit consonantal combinations, see Lupaş 1972:133-41 and Steriade 1982:293-4; for vowels, see Lupaş 1972:141-51). We illustrate this here with consonant phonotactics in Ancient Greek.
Within a word, Attic Greek permits consonants to cluster with considerable freedom (for possible segmental sequences between words see Sandhi). In t…