The Generative Interpretation of Dialect: A Study of Modern Greek Phonology
A description of the phonology of modern Greek dialects from the point of view of their historical development in so far as this may be reconstructed from their modern form. An introductory chapter explains the basis of the approach adopted, and makes the book readily intelligible to the students of Greek with no special training in linguistics. Throughout the work the historical development of numerous sample words is presented in order to illustrate the rules.
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affect alternation ancient aorist appears apply Arachova arise Ayassos back vowels Chios cluster simplification consonant consonantality rule contraction convert Cretan Crete Cypriot Cyprus degemination delateralization dental palatalization depalatalization derivation devoicing efk'i Elimbos enclisis epenthesis final follows front vowel geminate glide formation goes height dissimilation high vowel loss implies instance Intervocalic yod deletion islands Kalimnos Karpathos katharevusa Kimi Lesbos loss and raising manner dissimilation modern Greek morpheme nasal assimilation nasal deletion normal northern dialects nouns obstruent occurs Old Athenian output palatality assimilation Peloponnese Peloponnesian dialects peSia phonetic phonological Plumari plural point of articulation position postnasal voicing Postpalatal yod deletion precedes pronounced pronunciation Rhodes rule sequence Samothraki secondary secondary clusters segment sibilant singular softening sonant south east south-eastern dialects speakers stress placement Thessaly Thrace tion Tsakonian Tyrnavos underlying form unstressed velar palatalization Velvendos verbs voice assimilation voiced fricative deletion voiced stops word boundaries yield Zakinthian