Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].

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46 CONTACT OF VOWELS AND HIATUS

Attic more than any other dialect disliked the immediate succession of two vowel sounds in adjoining syllables. To avoid such succession, which often arose in the formation and inflection of words, various means were employed: contraction ( cross48 ff.), when the vowels collided in the middle of a word; or, when the succession occurred between two words (hiatus), by crasis ( cross62 ff.), elision ( cross70 ff.), aphaeresis ( cross76), or by affixing a movable consonant at the end of the former word ( cross134).

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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