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The Appearance of Fricatives in Anc. Macedonian

From:David McCann <david@...>
Date:Sunday, March 30, 2008, 16:31
Vasil Gligorov wrote
> However certain recent studies, outside the aforementioned mainstream view, > point out that the sounds represented by Δ/Θ may already had values of ð/θ > in xmk even before those changes occurred in Classic Greek and not as is > mostly encountered in the textbooks,during later Koine period
Perhaps I'm being slow here, but how would they know? You can tell when φ becomes f when Romans start using that spelling. It's been suggested that Spartan had þ for θ because some words with θ get spelled with σ. But why did they think δ was a fricative in Macedon?