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Was the Ancient Greek pitch accent lexically contrastive?
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LinguoFranco wrote: 11 Jun 2021 15:46Was the Ancient Greek pitch accent lexically contrastive?
Yes, it's not only inflectional, e.g. τόμος 'a slice', τομός 'sharp, cutting', ἄρα 'therefore', ἆρα '(particle for yes/no questions)', ἀρά 'prayer', σκευή 'attire, dress', σκεύη 'implements, utensils' (plural of σκεῦος), λιθοτόμος 'for cutting stones', λιθότομος 'sth cut on a stone'.
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