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Some forms seem to have reduplication, though we often cannot demonstrate this. Most frequent is partial reduplication, where only the first consonant and a vowel are repeated. The vowel is mostly ε or ι. It appears that most suffixes have the same structure. They contain a consonant; if this is a stop, it can be prenasalized, i.e. -β- or -μβ-, -θ- or -νθ. The stop has its usual variants, like β/ π / φ, although mostly one of these is predominant. The suffix usually starts with one of the vowels of the language, mostly α, ι, ν. Word end provides an interesting situation, as some original finals of the Pre-Greek language may have been preserved. Of course, in order to arrive at the Pre-Greek form, Greek endings must be removed, notably -Ο ζ, -Ο ν.

Keywords: consonant; partial reduplication; Pre-Greek language; suffix; vowel



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