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MORE About Greek Accents and other “weird stuff”. General Principles. An acute accent can remain on the antepenult ONLY if the ultima is short; otherwise it MUST move to the penult.

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general principles
General Principles
  • An acute accent can remain on the antepenult ONLY if the ultima is short; otherwise it MUST move to the penult.
  • If the penult is naturally long and the ultima has a short vowel or ends in -ai or -oi, then the accent will be a circumflex.
  • Accents are RECESSIVE (go as far to the left in the word as possible)
  • Accents are PERSISTENT– they tend to remain in the same location for most words
acute behavior
Acute Behavior
  • An acute on the ultima of a word WILL CHANGE to a grave if followed by another word.
  • makr£ (by itself)
  • Makr¦ ¹ ÐdÒj (followed by a word)
contraction
Contraction
  • Attic Greek disliked two vowel sounds “rubbing” against each other in two syllables
  • CONTRACTION – removes one of the vowels by combining it with the other
  • tim£w  timî
  • The resulting vowel is a LONG vowel (because it has 2 vowels inside it)
crasis
Crasis
  • Crasis (“mingling”) results from cramming one word that ends in a vowel into the following word if it begins with a vowel
  • T¦ ¥lla  t¥lla
  • p, t, and k before an aspirated word turn into their aspirated forms f, q, and c
elision
Elision
  • Elision is the dropping of a short vowel at the end of a word if the following word begins with a vowel
  • ¢ll¦ ¥ge  ¢ll’¥ge
  • Note that an apostrophe ’ marks the missing vowel
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