- From proto- + Greek. (Wiktionary)
“In the alphabets of several Greek cities of Anatolia, there occurs a character Ͳ used to spell the common reflex of Proto-Greek *k⁽ʷ⁾⁽ʰ⁾y, *t⁽ʰ⁾ + y and *tw.”
“Sure it'd be insane to reconstruct that form for anything earlier than Proto-Greek.”
“But I do wonder how Proto-Greek came up with this form.”
“The devoicing of aspirates dates to Proto-Greek preceding the 2nd millenium BCE.”
“Something similar happened in Proto-Greek, e.g. baino:”
“Mycenaean Greek, the language of palace administration as recorded in the Linear B tablets, was clearly Greek, not Proto-Greek, by 1450 BCE, the date of the oldest preserved inscriptions.”
“In most cases, they dealt with words and functional elements, creating what are called reconstructions in hypothetical family prototypes called, variously, Proto-Latin, Proto-Greek, Proto-Germanic,”
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