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Posted by Tyrone Slothrop on Saturday, July 24 2021 at 1:52:28PM
In reply to Though I have memorized the Classic Greek... posted by griffith on Friday, July 23 2021 at 5:47:49PM

Not really that difficult.

Greek aspirated voiceless stops (ph, th, kh) and all voiced stops (b,d,g) in Late Antiquity became fricatives, a rather common sound change found all over the world. Unaspirated voiceless stops (p, t, k) usually didn't change, but in certain environments, such as after the nasal consonants m and n, they were phonetically voiced (think of the nb in Istanbul from is tin polin. Later the syllable final nasals were largely lost, and the digraphs mb and nd could be used to render foreign b and d.

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