Consonant changes

English translation by Bruna Pogliano

Consonant changes frequently take place both in the formation of the Greek lexical heritage and in the declension of nouns as well as in the inflection of verbs, as already shown with regard to vowels. Consonant changes in the formation of the Greek lexicon resulted from the diversification process of Greek from the other Indo-European languages, whereas the changes that take place in the inflection are due to the necessity of simplifying the pronunciation of sound sequences which might otherwise be unpleasant to the ear or difficult to pronounce.

The following list highlights the various mutation phenomena which can involve consonants:

Owing to the vast extent of the topic of consonant changes, more detailed explanations are provided in the following pages:

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