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Junctural Metanalysis In Homer Owing To Movable And Final Kappa

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Movable kappa is analogous. But since it was much less common, being found only in the negative particle 'not,' and possibly in the conjunction 'if,' it was also probably a much less frequent trigger for junctural metanalysis. Kappa is one of the few consonants that can stand at the end of a Greek word (otherwise only nu, rho, and sigma [including the double consonants xi and psi]). This metanalysis was isolated in the prehistoric vernacular of the proto-Attic-Ionic dialect, and possibly in its contemporary epic Kunstsprache. Otherwise, the prehistoric Aeolic epic Kunstsprache that eventually spawned the Homeric epics could not have been its nesting ground.

Keywords: Homer epics; junctural metanalysis; Kunstsprache; movable Kappa

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