[B-Greek] rough breathing in Koine times

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at ioa.com
Fri Jul 29 17:32:45 EDT 2005

On Jul 29, 2005, at 2:32 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:

> On 7/29/05 12:11 PM, "R Yochanan Bitan Buth"  
> <ybitan at mscc.huji.ac.il> wrote:
>> It is true that rough
>> breathing is of pre-Christian origin, but that does not mean that it
>> was commonly part of the writing system or pronounced.
> Then what sets Aeolic apart? The rough breathings are not printed  
> in the
> editions of Sappho ...

Sappho's Lesbian Aeolic (Alcaeus' too) is characterized by psilosis;  
she'd tell you all about Arry Potter and Enry Iggins too.
See http://www.aoidoi.org/articles/lesbian.php

Carl W. Conrad
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