Pre-Greek Substrate
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Abstract

Research concerning a pre-Greek substrate originally focused on the existence of a pre-Indo-European language or a language that represented an older phase of the reconstructed IE (Kretschmer, Fick), and on evidence for the existence of an IE substrate – for the most part named ‘Pelasgian’– in phonetically aberrant Greek forms (Georgiev, van Windekens, Merlingen, Carnoy, Haas, Heubeck); yet some lingu…

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Domenico Silvestri, “Pre-Greek Substrate”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 20 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000290>
First published online: 2014



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