The Greek Voice Aspirates and Balkan Indo-European

Authors

  • Dariusz R. Piwowarczyk Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.17.2014.17.09

Keywords:

historical Greek phonology, ancient Macedonian language

Abstract

Greek Voice Aspirates and Balkan Indo-European

In contemporary Indo‑European linguistics growing attention is given to the issue of the “Balkan Indo‑European” subgrouping of the Indo‑European languages. Different treatment of the Proto‑Indo‑European voiced aspirates in Greek and the Balkan languages presents a difficulty for this specific classification, as both Greek and the Indo‑European languages of the Balkans are members of the subgroup. The problem might be overcome by assuming a longer period of the retention of voiced aspirates in the Balkan region than originally thought of, accounting for inconsistencies in Linear B writing, the medium of the earliest variety of Greek – Mycenaean.

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Published

2014-12-31

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Piwowarczyk, D. R. “The Greek Voice Aspirates and Balkan Indo-European”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 17, Dec. 2014, pp. 165-70, doi:10.12797/CC.17.2014.17.09.

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