18.079 More Greek Advice

From: Humanist Discussion Group <dgants_at_ROGERS.COM>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 15:57:11 -0300

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 79.
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  [1] From: BODARD Gabriel <gabriel.bodard_at_kcl.ac.uk> (28)
        Subject: Greek Advice

  [2] From: "Yuri Tambovtsev" <yutamb_at_mail.cis.ru> (19)
        Subject: voiced fricatives and occlusives at the end of the
                Greek word

        Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 15:49:39 -0300
        From: BODARD Gabriel <gabriel.bodard_at_kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Greek Advice

In fact the reverse seems to happen in Ancient Greek (judging by the
epigraphic and papyrological evidence): words like 'ek' that end in an
unvoiced consonant normally may become voiced when followed by
certain voiced sounds. But as Robin Smith points out, normal Greek words
just don't ever end in plosive consonants ('ek' is proclitic, and so
never really ends a word-unit).

> >>>>> "Yuri Tambovtsev" == Humanist Discussion Group
<dgants_at_ROGERS.COM> writes:
> Yuri Tambovtsev> Dear Humanist colleagues, could you tell me if
> Yuri Tambovtsev> voiced consonants such as "b, d, g", etc. are
> Yuri Tambovtsev> devoiced at the end of the Greek word into
> Yuri Tambovtsev> something like "p, t, k, x" etc. in modern Greek
> Yuri Tambovtsev> and in Old Greek?

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        Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 15:50:32 -0300
        From: "Yuri Tambovtsev" <yutamb_at_mail.cis.ru>
        Subject: voiced fricatives and occlusives at the end of
                 the Greek word
Dear Humanist colleagues, summing up the answers about the occurrence
of the voiced fricatives and voiced occlusives at the end of the Greek
word, I must conclude that they never occur in native Greek words. It
seems true also for the Old Greek (Ancient Greek). I am really looking
forward to hearing from you all soon again to yutamb_at_hotmail,com The
other e-mail box does not function properly. Thanking all who
responded, remain yours truely and cordially indeed Yuri Tambovtsev
Received on Sat Jun 26 2004 - 15:22:57 EDT

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