[b-greek] Alpha to Eta?

From: Barry Hickey (bhickey@sun-spot.com)
Date: Sun Aug 12 2001 - 19:10:34 EDT

 I'm attempting a self study of Koine Greek and have come upon a question.
Why does the final stem vowel alpha change to an eta in the Genitive
singular and Dative singular of a noun like GLWSSA? What rule of grammar
necessitates the change?

Thank You,

Barry W. Hickey

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