brighthouse wrote:#1 Why are there accent marks (in the answer key) on the last syllable of three words: antiqua, salvere, and iuvate? From the text we learned that the stress/accent should fall in one of three places - the first syllable, the penult (next to last) if that syllable is long and the word has three or more syllables, or the antepenult (second to last?) syllable if the penult syllable is not long. Are we missing or not understanding something or are there errors in the answer key?
brighthouse wrote:#2 In the word iuvate my son had broken it into syllables that looked like this: i-u-va-te. The workbook had it broken into syllables that looked like this: iu-va-te. I don't think this is a dipthong - 'ui' is a dipthong but not 'iu', correct?
brighthouse wrote:It looks like the words in this exercise aren't following the rules laid out in the text. Any help, corrections, clarifications are very much appreciated!
jaihare wrote:I'm not a Latinist, but I'll take a stab...
i is a semi-consonant. In this place, 'iu' is like 'ju' and it's one syllable. iu-va-te, where the first syllable is like writing "you" in English. It's not a diphthong, since the i in this case isn't technically a vowel.
Hope that helped a little. Now if a real student of Latin would step in and verify, that would be great.
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