Ancient Greek accent

Mark Janse mark.janse at
Sun Jan 12 16:04:40 UTC 1997

For more information on the nature of the ancient Greek accent check the
(1) W. Sidney Allen, Accent and Rhythm (CUP 1973)
(2) A. M. Devine & Laurence D. Stephens, The Prosody of Greek Speech (OUP 1994)
In Greek, the levelling of vowel quantities was largely responsible for the
change from a pitch to a stress accent.
Mark Janse
Editor Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography, The Hague
Visiting Professor of Greek Linguistics, University of Ghent

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