Indo-European Linguistic Background
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As a member of the Indo-European family of languages, Greek shares a number of inherited features with other languages of the family, but it also shows many developments which are characteristic of Greek alone or of a particular group of languages. This entry offers a discussion of the evolution of the hypothesized PIE grammatical system in Ancient Greek.

1. Introduction


Cite this page
Georgios K. Giannakis, “Indo-European Linguistic Background”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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