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Subject: Proto-Greek
Question: My proto-greek isn't what it used to be... I'm a theoretical
morphologist, not really my forte. I need (need is a big word, I'm
writing a science-fiction piece) to figure out how the word ''titan'' could
have been pronounced about 6 000 years ago, so 4 000 BC. I can't
find anything interesting on the changes that may have been
occurring between proto-greek and ancient greek... I'm guessing odds
are it would have been pronounced just the same, but I thought I'd

Thanks a lot!

From: Sylvain Neuvel
Date: 02-Nov-2012
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