Bartoli’s Law
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Abstract

‘Bartoli’s Law’ refers to an accent retraction rule by which polysyllabic oxytone words became paroxytone if they ended in a sequence of a light followed by a heavy syllable, e.g. *thugatḗr > thugátēr ‘daughter’.

‘Bartoli’s Law’ ( Bartoli 1930) describes the phonological process in Greek by which words that were originally oxytone (stressed on their final syllable) became paroxytone (stressed on their penultimate syllable) if they ended in a sequence of a light followed by a heavy syllable: e.g. *thugatḗr > thugátēr ‘daughter…

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Steven Faulkner, “Bartoli’s Law”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 26 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_000033>
First published online: 2013



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