Friday, October 28, 2005

Itacism again

Following on from my last note: the Greek accentual system distinguishes final αι as long from final αι as short. Is there a greater frequency of ε for αι when the latter is short?

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  1. 'Behold' is [font=bwgrkl]ide[/font] (ide) while 'But if' is [font=bwgrkl]ei de[/font] (ei de).