No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

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No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

Post by BrianB » Wed May 15, 2019 4:10 pm

Just noticed that there seem to be no Greek words beginning with σλ-. Would that have been regarded as an unacceptable consonant cluster? If so, it seems odd in a language that has no objection to σκ-, σμ-, and others. And might it explain the α inserted in the biblical name Σαλωμὼν, where “Σλωμὼν” would be closer to the Hebrew?

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