Lesbian (and Asian Aeolic)
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Abstract

The Lesbian dialect is known through fragments of the lyrical poets Alcaeus and Sappho, ca 600 BCE, and through inscriptions extending from the 7th c. BCE to the 3rd c. CE. The description that follows selects, mainly from the verbal system, such morphological characteristics which appear to be linked with phonetic specificities of the dialect and with its ‘recessive accentuation’ (according to ancient grammarians).  

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René Hodot, “Lesbian (and Asian Aeolic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 30 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000211>
First published online: 2013



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