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Mycenaean language


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Is the form of the Greek language written in the Linear B script and found in the Mycenaean palaces. There appears to be considerable uniformity between all the sites so far known. It is clear that the dialect forms part of the Greek language because of the presence of characteristic sound‐changes, inflexions, and vocabulary. A dialect 500 years earlier than Homer can be expected to show archaic forms later abandoned. It appears to be most closely related to Classical Arcadian and Cypriot.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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