New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek
The original aim of this book was to provide an updated reprint of J.P. Postgate's "Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek" (1924). It has developed considerably during the preparation, still including what was most useful in Postgate but now incorporating much additional material and information based on the latest scholarship. It is intended for those who have already learned some Greek but who wish to acquaint themselves with the workings of the accent system, either for the first time or by way of revision. An introductory part outlines clearly the evidence for our knowledge of Greek accentuation and quotes some of our ancient sources for the sound of the accent. The remainder of the book is designed to facilitate the learning of the accents themselves. Exercises are included throughout.
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accent falls accusative singular acute acute accent adverbs anastrophe ancient grammarians ancient Greek aorist Apollonius Dyscolus Arcadius Aristarchus Attic accent BASE ACCENT base form circumflex consonant correct accents dative Devine and Stephens dialects Dionysius of Halicarnassus diphthong disyllabic preposition Doric dual enclitic EXCEPTIONS include feminine fiev final syllable fully accented genitive genitive plural grave accent Greek accent Herodian Homeric imperat Kara koine law of limitation Lehrs Lesbian light syllable long vowel M.L. West masc monosyllabic nepi neut nom./acc nominative singular masculine non-enclitic normally nouns and adjectives oxytone papyri paroxytone participles penultimate syllable perispomenon pitch accent prepositions proclitic pron pronoun proparoxytone proper names properispomenon punctuation recessive accent repr rules given second declension sequence short vowel Simplex adjectives Simplex nouns Soph stress accent Teubner Thessalian unaccented syllables uncontracted form Vendryes verse-end vowel or diphthong WACKERNAGEL Write written