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by LukeAmadeusRanieri
June 7th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 3189

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

"onset" sounds like a term to spin this as if it hadn't happened. But it did, it had happened. The Nazaereth inscription shows a mason/scribe in the employ of the government doing a length-less hatchet job on Caesar's edict. Your argument seems to be that the ability of some literary poets to compo...
by LukeAmadeusRanieri
June 6th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 3189

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

Sorry for the delay in comment. We all have other commitments. Hardly necessary, sir, when I, equally swamped, have responded so many weeks later! 😅 My apologies. Thank you for the discussion. The quote (οδε κιτε "here lies") does, in fact, demonstrate merged/dropped length. First, ε is short while...
by LukeAmadeusRanieri
May 19th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?
Replies: 8
Views: 6370

Re: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

I’ve done a lot of research on this topic! It would depend on the century. What time period did you have in mind?

I have been compiling my studies here:

bit.ly/ranierigreekpronunciation

bit.ly/ranierilatinpronunciation

These will form the basis of my response. 😊
by LukeAmadeusRanieri
May 19th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek
Replies: 24
Views: 3189

Re: The 'Lucian Pronunciation' of Koine Greek

Thanks so much, Nathan, for sharing our video and article! It's quite enthralling to see how many people are interested not only in revitalizing Ancient Greek as a spoken language, but that they are interested in investigating historical phonology as well. Briefly, the λουκιανὴ προφορά is a serious ...

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