Doric Greek

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Doric Greek is an ancient dialect of the Greek language, spoken in classical times in large parts of the Peloponnese, plus Crete and Rhodes.

It preserves long a (alpha) where other dialects change it to long open e (eta, pronounced as in the English word hat), as in Template:Polytonic (gā mātēr) "earth mother" — Attic and Koine Template:Polytonic (gē mētēr), and preserves original Template:Polytonic (-ti) endings that Attic changed to Template:Polytonic (-si) for instance in the third person plural ending Template:Polytonic (-onti) — Attic/Koine Template:Polytonic (-ousi).

The Doric dialect has given its name to the "Doric" variety of Lowland Scots.

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