Day: February 16, 2017

When did μπ and ντ start being used for (m)b and (n)t in Modern Greek?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek, Modern Greek

Let me unpack your question there, Uri. When did μπ stop being pronounced [mp] and started being pronounced [mb], with voice assimilation? Early. It does not occur in Southern Italian Greek (them saying [panta] instead of [panda] for “forever” really sticks out), but it does everywhere else in Greek, and it’s a change that could […]