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the enclitic -que

Postby spqr » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:21 pm

When this is added to the end of a word it adds a syllable. Do the usual rules apply as to which syllable receives the accent?
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Re: the enclitic -que

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:21 pm

It's a contentious point, with one side saying yes and another saying that the accent is invariably moved to the penult.

For what it's worth, a member here made a very convincing case, using the first book of the Aeneid, that it does indeed follow the regular rules. If I had time right now, I'd dig it up...
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Re: the enclitic -que

Postby Sigma » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:19 pm

I asked this exact question not too long ago, and I got some very good responses.
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Re: the enclitic -que

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:06 pm

On the other side of the coin, this is the thread to which I was referring.
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