i read in smyth (section 6 and 25) that the "diphthongs" ei and ou formed by contraction or compensatory lengthening were not pronounced as a glide (i.e. "eh-ee" or "oh-oo") but as long vowels only (so "ay" and "oo").
i don't have vox graeca... does anyone have any more info on the pronunciation of spurious diphthongs?
i'm trying to get the pronunciation of the iliad approximately right in particular. could someone please pick ...