To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

On Greek rho.… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

On Greek rho.

Journal article
Authors Göran Kjellmer
Published in WORD
Volume 55
Issue 2
Pages 179-187
Publication year 2004
Published at Department of English
Pages 179-187
Language en
Keywords Greek, Portuguese, västgötska, front r, back r
Subject categories Germanic languages, Portuguese language, Classical Greek language

Abstract

In Byzantine writings, the Greek letter rho, which represents the /r/ phoneme, regularly has an aspiration mark in word-initial position and when geminated. Because of closely parallel phenomena in such widely different languages as Brazilian Portuguese and Västergötland Swedish it is suggested as an explanation that the Greek /r/ phoneme had two allophones, a front (apical) one and a back (uvular or velar) one, the latter occurring when the phoneme is word-initial or long.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?